Following the lead of several other major grocery chains, Meijer is adjusting hours and setting aside dedicated times for both seniors and essential workers.
Meijer announced today it is adjusting its store hours for the foreseeable future to allow more time for team members to deep clean and restock its stores, as well as dedicated hours for senior citizens, customers with chronic health conditions, essential service workers and its own team members.
New store hours are as follows:
- Meijer stores will close overnight at 10 pm local time, beginning Friday, March 20, and will open each morning at 8 am local time.
- Meijer Express convenience store locations will close overnight at 10 pm and open each morning at 8 am; pay-at-the-pump fuel sales will remain available 24 hours a day.
- Meijer stores and pharmacies will provide dedicated shopping times for senior citizens and customers with chronic health conditions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 am local time.
- Meijer stores and pharmacies will provide dedicated shopping times for essential service workers and Meijer team members on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 am local time.
Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes says, “These are unprecedented times that require appropriate action to ensure we are supporting the communities where our customers and team members work and live,” and adds, “Our adjusted store hours will ensure all of our customers have access to the products they need in the cleanest shopping environment possible.”
Essential service workers include all medical workers, first responders and law enforcement. Meijer is asking its customers and the public to please respect the times for those important groups.
Keyes says, “As we continue to evaluate the store hours that will best serve all our customers, it’s more important than ever for us to work together for the greater good of our communities,” and concludes, “All of us at Meijer are proud to serve our customers and we will continue to work through these challenging times together.”