Meijer to limit number of shoppers entering its locations

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Meijer to limit number of shoppers entering its locations


Meijer is taking additional steps to protect both its employees and customers during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer has begun to limit the number of shoppers who enter its doors during each trip.

In addition, Meijer also is implementing a new process to monitor the number of customers in each store, conducting daily health screenings and temperature checks of team members, and installing protective plexiglass shields at all check lanes and pharmacies.

Weekly sales ads also will be suspended beginning April 12, in order to decrease customer count inside the store, the company said.

Additional steps also being taken by Meijer include the suspension of re-usable bags unless being used for its Shop & Scan program, the temporary removal of Sandy the Pony from the front end of its stores, the placing of decals on the floor six feet apart in areas where customers may congregate, and suggesting shoppers use the length of their shopping carts to gauge appropriate distance from others.

“We continue to look for additional ways to ensure the safety of our customers and team members in the face of this difficult challenge,” Meijer president and CEO, Rick Keyes said. “By working together, we can reduce the spread of this virus and help keep our communities safe.”