Retailers across the nation are trimming store hours to focus on deep cleanings and to restock store shelves. Some are closing stores, too.
Apple announced it will close all its retail stores outside Greater China until March 27 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Urban Outfitters also announced all of its stores worldwide would be closed at least until March 28.
Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, announced late Saturday that starting Sunday it was trimming hours at 24-stores and other locations. The temporary hours will be open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and other Walmart stores will also have reduced hours.
Grocery store chains including Florida-based Publix, New York-based Wegmans and H-E-B are among retailers closing earlier. Changes at more regional and national retailers are expected in the coming days.
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It also will get harder to find liquor in four Pennsylvania counties starting Monday, according to the Bucks County Courier Times, part of the USA TODAY Network.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Saturday announced a phased closure of state-owned Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties. On Tuesday, stores in these counties will be closed. The state will keep its online store up and running, making deliveries.
Temporary grocery store changes
Giant Eagle: The grocer said in a news release that starting Sunday its flagship and Market District supermarkets will be open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. All GetGo stores located adjacent to supermarkets will mirror the supermarket hours.
Kroger: Starting Monday, store hours will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. until further notice, according to The Enquirer, part of the USA TODAY Network. Kroger’s namesake stores in Houston will also curtail 24-hour service, according to local TV reports by KHOU. Several of the company’s subsidiaries are also making changes.
King Soopers:7 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting Sunday, according to a news release.
Ralphs: Modified hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Other store changes
Apple: The retailer announced it will close all its retail stores outside Greater China until March 27 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
lululemon: Starting Monday, stores will be open noon to 6 p.m. local time.
Urban Outfitters: The company’s stores – including Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, and Urban Outfitters namesake stores – are closed until at least March 28 because of the coronavirus, the company announced.
also announced all of its stores worldwide would be closed at least until March 28.
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Contributing: Alexander Coolidge, Cincinnati Enquirer; Alexandria Rodriguez, Corpus Christi Caller Times; Jennifer Sangalang, Florida Today; Rebecca Powell, Fort Collins Coloradoan; Will Cleveland, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle;
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