Fred Meyer and QFC have announced that starting on Monday they will officer special hours for seniors to shop. Kroger issued the following statement:
Fred Meyer and QFC have partnered to offer special hours for Seniors and other high-risk customers as defined by the CDC. Starting Monday, March 23, both companies will reserve the hours of 7am to 8am for respective customers on specific days. All stores will reserve these hours each Monday through Thursday until further notice. On those days, shopping for all other customers will begin at 8am.
The two companies have aligned to provide safer access to customers who are most vulnerable during this unprecedented time. We request that customers respect these hours for the health of our community. We appreciate all of our customers for their kind consideration, whose concern contributed to our decision to provide designated shopping hours for seniors.
We have also been inspired to see local communities working together to shop on behalf of seniors and other at-risk customers. We are asking our customers to be patient, to be kind to one another and our associates, and to shop responsibly and purchase what you need, knowing that we will continue to replenish stores daily with the supplies and products our customers need most. In every decision we make we are striving to balance the safety of our associates with our commitments to our customers and communities.