Schnucks reducing store hours and moving employees to deal with customer demand

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — From new store hours to limiting quantities, this is the new normal when it comes to grocery shopping for the time being.

Schnucks is modifying its store hours again to help deal with an increase in customers because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Most of the locations will now be open daily from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. The reduced hours will help give them time to restock shelves.

There are about 200 workers from the Shrewsbury, Lemay, and Oakwood stores who are shifting locations to help meet customer demand. These stores will close tonight and are expected to re-open Thursday morning.

“I’m just stopping in and getting a few things and prescriptions filled,” said shopper Edwin Dirck. “Then I’m heading home. They have hand sanitizers at this store and I’ll be using those. We’re all in this together.”

Schnucks says the Culinaria store in downtown St. Louis will now be open Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Other supermarkets are adapting to the ever-changing world we live in with the threat of coronavirus.

At Dierbergs, they’re adding handwashing stations at the entrances, giving an additional opportunity for customers and associates to clean hands and sanitize before and after leaving the store. 

Dierbergs says they’re not changing their hours as of right now.

Many grocery stores are taking extra steps in cleaning their stores and some even offering early hours for senior citizens.

It’s recommended you check online or even call your grocery store before heading out to make sure they’re open.

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