Grocery shoppers are now able to load up their carts earlier and later.
After changing its hours to increase time for cleaning and stocking in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Smith’s Food and Drug extended its hours starting Sunday.
Those 60 and older can still shop earlier than the general public, with special senior shopping hours from 6 to 8 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The remainder of the week, stores will open to everyone at 6 a.m.
Closing time has been extended to 11 p.m.
“We decided to expand our hours due to an improving supply chain and stronger product availability,” Smith’s Corporate Affairs Manager Aubriana Martindale said in a release. “Our stores have the capacity to serve more customers throughout the day while maintaining cleanliness.”
Store employees also will be required to wear face masks, and the store encourages all customers to wear a mask in the store.