GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –Meijer announced today that it will install plexiglass shields at all its check lanes to add protection for its team members and customers beginning next week. This adds to the significant steps the retailer has taken over the last several weeks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect its team members and customers while they’re in its 248 stores across the Midwest.
Here are other steps Meijer has taken to ensure its stores are as safe as possible:
- Suspended the use of reusable bags by customers in its stores unless they’re being used for the retailer’s Shop & Scan program.
- Discontinued accepting beverage containers for return at its Michigan stores.
- Temporarily removed Sandy the Pony from the front end of its stores.
- Marked X’s on the floor 6 feet apart in areas where customers may congregate, such as lines for check lanes, pharmacy and service desk counters. The retailer is also verbally reminding customers to stand on the X’s when waiting in any lines, and suggesting customers use the length of their shopping carts to gauge appropriate distance from others where there aren’t marked X’s on the floor.
“Meijer is a company that is guided by our fundamental values to do what is right for our team members and customers,” said Rick Keyes, Meijer President & Chief Executive Officer. “Our No. 1 priority is to provide a safe environment for everyone who walks through our doors while meeting the needs of the communities we serve.”
About Meijer: Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 248 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.
Contact: Meijer News Media Hotline, 616-249-6334