While we all work to reestablish a sense of normalcy in the industry, retailers have taken extra precautions to ensure the safety of its employees and shoppers. Weis Markets recently announced a new update to its strategy, expanding its hours of operation as well as its offerings through Weis 2 Go Online Pickup or Delivery.
As for fresh offerings, the retailer noted that service delis are being reopened with social distancing markers and signage, indicating separate order and pick-up areas at the counter.
Weis Markets' store hours have been extended one hour in the evening, now 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Sunday hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Weis 2 Go Online Pickup or Delivery availability has also been extended from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. As reported on our sister site, AndNowUKnow, this move follows in the footsteps of H-E-B, Publix, and Meijer, all of which expanded their hours of operations earlier this year.
In Pennsylvania, the designated shopping time for seniors and those with compromised immune systems remains on Tuesdays from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., the same day a 10 percent senior discount is offered on more than 6,000 Weis brand items.
Among the changes are the temporary closures of self-serve salad, olive, and soup bars, and in-store café seating areas, as well as temporarily banning the use of personal reusable bags and the return of used plastic bags.
“These changes are part of the company’s continuing efforts to upgrade and refine existing COVID-19 protection measures to ensure customer and associate safety, increase cleanliness, and minimize personal contact,” Weis said in a statement.
A comprehensive list of additional safety measures, as well as details of the relaunch of the retailer’s immunization programs, can be found here.
More news is sure to come on this ever-evolving front, so keep checking in with us at Deli Market News.