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Stop & Shop offering special shopping hours for older citizens



Stop & Shop is offering special shopping hours for older citizens.

Beginning Thursday, March 19th, all Stop & Shop stores will open earlier in order to service only customers who are age 60 and over from 6:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m. daily.

“We’re making the decision to offer this every day of the week to allow for community members in this age category to shop in a less crowded environment, which better enables social distancing. They’ll also be shopping prior to any other customers entering” stated President Gordon Reid.

“Beginning Thursday, people ages 60 and up can use a designated entrance, which will be marked at their local store, from 6:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m. Although we will not be requesting ID for entry, we ask that you please respect the purpose of the early opening – and do the right thing for your neighbors. Store associates do reserve the right to ask customers to leave if they are not a member of this age group.”

Most stores have adjusted their hours to 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to enable associates to spend more time unloading deliveries, stocking shelves – and to take some time for rest. Reid stated that stores receive deliveries throughout the day, so shelves will be replenished for shoppers at all hours. Reid stated that they have implemented added cleaning and sanitation efforts, which will continue throughout the day at all stores.

“Our home delivery service will remain available to all customers as well. If you have a grandparent, parent, friend, or neighbor in this age group, remember you can place an order on their behalf with our new “Contact-Free” delivery option. With this service, we’ll notify you by text or email when the driver arrives, and they will simply leave the bags on the doorstep or building entry and return to their vehicle. We recognize there may be some delays with this service due to unprecedented demand, and we are continuing to work hard to meet your needs.”



  1. carol cohne

    March 16, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    This is the right thing to do, considering that people over 60 are more prone to catch corona 19 and I commend you that you are doing this to save lives and make life better for the elderly! I do not mind if they card me for my age. ( I am 67) and I will patronize shops that do this. Thank you!!

  2. Dcregan

    March 16, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    I believe this to be a great idea but honestly how many people are actually shopping at that time, AND how many elderly are up and able to get there at that hour! Many move quite slow in am! Seems like seeking free ad space and attention! You want to do something for them, make it noon to 2 pm! That would be a help and a sacrifice potentially for the stores!

    • Earl Bresler

      March 17, 2020 at 6:32 pm

      I think the main reason for the early hours is the store just opened and is the cleanest state it will be all day.

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