RICHMOND, Va. -- Publix announced that its grocery stores will dedicate shopping hours for senior citizens to help them shop safely amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Beginning Tuesday, March 24, Publix will designate Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. for customers age 65 and over.
Publix pharmacies will also open early at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
These special hours will give seniors a chance to shop at their own pace, without crowds.
“Publix has been a leader in customer service for nearly 90 years, in good times and in bad. We understand there are customers for whom shopping may be extra difficult right now, so we are pleased to offer them this dedicated time in our stores to shop at their own pace,” said Maria Brous, Director of Media Relations, Publix. “This is just one way we are continuing to offer the Publix experience people have come to expect. It’s especially important during these stressful times that our customers are able to rely on us and trust us to meet their unique needs.”
The Florida-based grocery store chain says the change will be made until further notice.