~ Company Now Dedicating First Hour to Senior Citizens and Vulnerable Customers in All Stores ~
“In recent weeks, our store and distribution teams have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to their communities by continuing to serve local customers with essential products in their time of need,” stated
For at least four weeks,
Additionally, effective today until further notice, in an effort to help protect the most vulnerable population during this pandemic, the Company is dedicating the stores’ first operational hours each day to at-risk customers, including senior citizens, individuals with preexisting health conditions, and pregnant women. The Company urges all other customers to begin their shopping trips at least one hour after the stores open.
Today’s announcements follow Company news communicated in the prior week that included the Company’s decision to close all stores at
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