Meijer changing hours and creating 'dedicated' times for customers

Meijer Store
Posted at 2:24 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 14:28:39-04

WALKER, Mich. — Meijer is adjusting its store hours for the "foreseeable future" and establishing "dedicated" times for certain customers to shop.

The move will "ensure all customers get the products they need," according to Meijer this afternoon.

The new hours will give give workers more time to "deep clean" and re-stock shelves.

The dedicated hours will be for several groups of customers: senior citizens; those with chronic health conditions; essential service workers; and its team members.

Meijer said essential service workers are medical workers, first responders and law enforcement.

The retailer asks its customers to "please respect the times for these important groups."

“These are unprecedented times that require appropriate action to ensure we are supporting the communities where our customers and team members work and live,” said Rick Keyes, president and CEO, Meijer.

“Our adjusted store hours will ensure all of our customers have access to the products they need in the cleanest shopping environment possible.

“All of us at Meijer are proud to serve our customers, and we will continue to work through these challenging times together.”

Meijer's new hours

  • Meijer stores will close overnight at 10 p.m. local time, beginning March 20, and will open each morning at 8 a.m.
  • Meijer Express convenience store locations will close overnight at 10 p.m. and open each morning at 8 a.m.; 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 a.m.
  • Meijer stores and pharmacies will provide dedicated shopping times for essential service workers and Meijer team members on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 a.m.