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.
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.
Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, said it might trim hours at 24-hour locations to give the company more time to clean stores.
“We are evaluating whether to modify store hours at some 24-hour facilities to allow for additional cleaning,” Walmart said in a statement earlier in the week. The company confirmed to USA TODAY Saturday afternoon that nothing has changed yet.
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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.
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.
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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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