Wegmans Announces New Approach to Opening Future Stores
ROCHESTER, NY - Grocery delivery and online ordering have been gaining momentum in the retail landscape for some time. Now, with most of the country slowly, but safely, reopening its doors in light of COVID-19, grocers are taking a refreshed approach to store openings. Wegmans, for instance, is rethinking its strategy in this regard and has announced a new plan for all three new stores set to open this year.
“As we keep the safety of our employees and customers a top priority, we’ve had to rethink how we open these stores,” the company stated. “We can’t wait to open our new stores and provide an essential service to our newest communities. We look forward to a time when we can all celebrate together. Until then, know that we are here for our customers, their families, and communities.”
According to a release, Wegmans announced it is rethinking how it’s opening its new stores with the health and safety of its employees and customers as top priorities. A few measures Wegmans will be rolling out include:
- Share a targeted timeframe that the store will open
- Limiting the number of customers in the store at any given time
- Maintain safe social distancing in line and in stores
- Initiate online ordering for curbside pickup and delivery
As the retail sector adapts safely and effectively to the new norms, how will the landscape change? AndNowUKnow will continue to report on the latest in retail and fresh produce.