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Stop & Shop Adjusts Hours, Provides Seniors With 90 Minutes of Exclusive Shopping Each Day

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March 16, 2020 By Christian Murray

Stop & Shop, a supermarket chain with several locations throughout Queens and hundreds across the North East, announced today that it is adjusting its hours to accommodate senior citizens.

The grocery chain will provide senior citizens with a designated 1 ½ hour period each day– starting Thursday– exclusively for their shopping. Between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. the stores will only be open for customers over the age of 60.

Stop & Shop said that seniors are the most vulnerable population amid the coronavirus and it is important that they can get access to food and other needed supplies at this time. Furthermore, the stores will be less crowed which will enable social distancing.

The stores for the general public are now open from 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. effective immediately.

The stores were previously open from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.

Stop & Shop has stores in Long Island City, Arverne, Rockaway, Maspeth, Glendale, Ridgewood, Flushing, Howard Beach and Ozone Park.

The company operates over 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey.

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Judy gg

There are disabled
and people under 60 who are at a higher risk also! It can take seniors, disable etc. near 2 hours to get up dressed and ready to go out. So that means wake up at 4am! How about having deliveries made more available (not a 7 day wait for PeaPod) and that will help seniors,disabled and the like safer!


Thank you S&S for your consideration and care. Thank you all who work in Stop and Shop!

Denise Gambino

Brilliant idea. Everything needs to accommodate our community and the individuals that make up our community. Stop & Shop is showing that by deeming our Seniors the ability to have the necessities and keeping them safe. Thank You!

Heyde Cruz.

I appreciate what you’re doing it’s just so early you know most Seniors don’t have a car. We would have to get up at4:30 or 5:00 am. To be there by6:00 am. Some of us have no one to help us. Just saying. Thank you for thinking of us

Sylvia popalardo

What about the workers who are over 60 What is the store going to do for us I am 64 cashier for stop and shop and have a sick husband with heart conditions. I don’t want to go to work and be exposed. What do we do about this situation and I don’t want to loss my job but I’m afraid to put my self in harms way. This is very dangerous to my self and family

Justine Rosenblum

Thanks but no thanks. A thoughtful gesture but do you really think we seniors are up that early ? Not a chance. A major reason I retired was so that I didn’t have to get up and drive in the dark.

T higgins

Are they implying that seniors don’t give it to each other?? This is just not right. Putting blame on the younger.

Pino M

This is very appreciated and we will never forget what stop And shop doing for us TANK YOU


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