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Hannaford, Shaw's, Walmart offering special shopping times

By Staff | Mar 20, 2020
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Hannaford, Shaw's, and Walmart offer special shopping times to elderly/high risk.

Hannaford Supermarkets

Tuesday - Thursday, 6 to 7 a.m. for 60+ and individuals identified by the CDC as being at high-risk. Regular store hours temporarily changed for all customers 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Shaw's Supermarkets

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 a.m. for senior citizens/at-risk including pregnant women. Store hours for all customers changing to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Saturday.


From March 24 through April 28, Tuesdays from 6 to 7 a.m. reserved for customers 60+. For all other customers, operating hours have been changed to 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


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Comments (6)
Posted by: Holly Ann Tracy | Mar 24, 2020 12:09

Thank you Shaw's for not making us old folks get up so wicked early!

Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Mar 22, 2020 13:29

Kudos to Hannaford for trying to accommodate the "Old Folks".  Stay safe folks!

Posted by: Barry Douglas Morse | Mar 21, 2020 11:16

Our local (New Jersey) Stop & Shop started a similar practice last Monday (6 - 7:30 am).  Meanwhile, the state set a 50-person limit on the number of shoppers who can be in the store at once. My wife and I arrived at 6:20 to a  long line snaking back and forth outside the supermarket, and of course it was raining.


We waited 30 minutes to get in. During that time, a man in his 80s, who said he was having difficulty standing, asked the store manager if he could have a chair to sit on while waiting. The manager replied that there were no chairs, but that the man could stand inside the door, out of the rain, until it was his turn.


That was day one. I imagine the store learned something from that, as could other stores.



Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Mar 21, 2020 09:52

Most of us old folks are up at 5 anyway.  No one else is.  Go into Mcdonalds or Rockland Cafe at 5:30 and see who's there.  Now they can have breakfast, get their groceries go fishing for an hour and be home before anyone else gets out of bed.

Posted by: Kendall Merriam | Mar 20, 2020 16:03

How does this work if the Hannaford pharmacy doesn't open til 8 am?

Posted by: Robin Gabe | Mar 20, 2020 14:47

Don't ya think getting up that early is dangerous to the health of us old folks?? ;o)

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