Cub Foods Alters Store Hours to be Open 24/7 at 11 Locations
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Each grocery retailer has implemented its own strategy to help communities maintain access to fresh produce and grocery goods. Cub Foods, for example, is adding 24-hour services at 11 of its store locations to keep up with consumer demand for grocery items.
“Consumers expect grocery stores to be there for them, and in times of a natural disaster, we’re the last to close and the first to open,” said Mike Stigers, Chief Executive Officer, according to a report by the Star Tribune. “That’s a responsibility we take seriously, and that’s why our work is essential now.”
Cub Foods will now be expanding its 24-hour service from the 13 stores already offering it to more locations in key markets. This move is unlike almost any other retailer’s strategy, many of which have included the reduction of store hours as a way to mitigate the challenges presented by the development of COVID-19.
“The commitment to safety of our customers and associates is the same high level at our 24-hour stores as it is at our other stores,” Stigers continued. “Over the course of this pandemic, we have enhanced our food safety and cleaning protocols at each store with great success, including the 13 stores that have maintained 24-hour operations. This is evident in the continued high marks we receive on food safety and other third-party audits throughout this crisis.”
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