BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Market Basket will be launching "Senior Shopping Hours" starting Thursday March 19th, in an effort to make social distancing easier for those at high-risk amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In a press release, Market Basket said every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 5:30 a.m. and 7 a.m., the store will only serve customers aged 60 or older.
“Our Associates really wanted to do this to serve many of our customers who are worried about their health,” said Joe Schmidt, Supervisor of Operations. “We are proud of how hard the team is working to serve all of our customers and address their needs. This will mean longer hours for them, but everyone is willing.”
Market Basket's Senior Shopping Hours initiative follows several other chain stores making similar announcements on Tuesday, including Whole Foods, Target, and Stop & Shop.