Giant Eagle to open 1 hour early for vulnerable customer groups

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Posted at 7:16 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 14:26:37-04

On Monday, Giant Eagle says that it will start opening stores an hour early to give older folks, differently-abled individuals and those who are immunocompromised the opportunity shop early “to provide a comfortable shopping opportunity for these vulnerable customer groups.”

Giant Eagle said in a news release that while employees won’t check IDs for age confirmation, “the company requests that other customers respect this dedicated hour.”

Staff will be ready to help anyone who needs any accommodations while shopping.

The early hours will be held Monday through Wednesday. Normal store hours will be in place from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“We continue to be amazed by the commitment of our team members, who have again stepped up to make sure that the most vulnerable members of our communities have an opportunity to comfortably shop in our stores,” said Giant Eagle spokesperson Dan Donovan. “We ask that all customers help us by respecting these hours for the health and well-being of our community during this time.”

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