Several Bay Area Stores Offering Senior Shopping Hours During Pandemic


Several retailers are setting aside time for the most vulnerable customers to shop.

Albertsons who owns Safeway, Vons, and Acme, says it's reserving two hours every Tuesday and Thursday morning for vulnerable shoppers, including senior citizens, pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems.

All Whole Foods Market stores in the U.S. and Canada will let customers who are 60 and older shop one hour before opening to the public.

Albertsons: From 7 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, the company is reserving time for "those vulnerable shoppers who must leave home to obtain their groceries, unless otherwise locally mandated." Find the full list of Albertsons companies stores here.

SafewayFrom 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, the company is reserving time for "those vulnerable shoppers who must leave home to obtain their groceries, unless otherwise locally mandated."

Target: Starting Wednesday, the retailer will "reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday at stores nationwide for vulnerable guests," Target said, adding it is "encouraging other guests to plan their shopping trips around this time frame." Target will also be closing all their stores by 9 pm daily.

Vallarta Supermarkets: Starting Wednesday, all locations will be open from 7 to 8 a.m. for shoppers 65-plus, pregnant women and those with disabilities, the grocer said in a Facebook post.

Whole Foods Market: Starting Wednesday, all Whole Foods Market stores in the U.S. and Canada will let customers who are 60 and older shop one hour before opening to the public.

Zanotto’s Family Markets are also dedicating an hour to seniors-only shopping to protect our at-risk population! Thank you Zanotto’s! You rock!

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