Meijer extending shopping times for seniors, essential workers

Detroit Meijer Store
Posted at 4:12 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 07:09:49-04

(WXYZ) — Meijer announced Thursday it is adjusting store hours so people get their essentials and extending store hours for those who may need extra time.

The company will close its stores overnight at midnight starting Friday and will reopen each morning at 6 a.m. Meijer Express convenience stores will clost at 11 p.m. and open at 6 a.m., but gas stations will remain open 24 hours.

Meijer is also extending dedicated shopping times for senior citizens and customers with chronic health conditions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Pharmacies will continue to open at 7 a.m. on those days.

Essential service workers and Meijer workers will be able to shop from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Mondays and Wednsdays.

Essential service workers include all medical workers, first responders and law enforcement. Senior citizens are considered age 65 and older. Meijer is asking its customers and the public to please respect the times for these important groups.

“These extended hours will best serve all our customers and provide more flexibility to shop Meijer stores,” said Rick Keyes, Meijer President and Chief Executive Officer. “As communities begin to re-open, it’s more important than ever that we find new ways to adjust and reshape how our customers shop for products they need while keeping their families safe.”

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