H-E-B Extends Hours at its Grocery Stores
TEXAS - Though the move of late has been to minimize retail store hours, H-E-B is expanding its temporary hours of operation at its grocery stores across Texas in order to better serve its shoppers. The Texas chain is following in the footsteps of an improving supply chain and stronger product availability, as both will help H-E-B’s stores meet the current consumer demand for essential grocery goods.
“As we continue to monitor the spread of the pandemic, we are following guidance and advice from medical professionals and the CDC to make the best decisions regarding the health and safety of our Partners, customers, and the communities we serve,” H-E-B wrote in a press release.
Starting April 27, H-E-B stores will open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. In addition, the grocer will also continue easing its product limits on many of its items and begin reopening popular departments, such as floral, bakery, and the deli.
“Our top priority remains protecting the health and safety of our partners and customers. Even with our extended hours, our stores remain diligent in following H-E-B’s strict hygiene and sanitation measures as well as proper social distancing protocols,” the Texas chain continued in the release. “We have dedicated teams of Partners and COVID Action Managers who are trained to ensure sanitation and social distancing procedures are properly followed.”
Earlier this week, Cub Foods also announced it would be going against the grain by expanding its store operations to 24-hour services. Will more grocers begin to expand their hours of operations as the supply chain continues to strengthen? AndNowUKnow will continue to report.