Supermarkets Add 'Senior Hours' For Vulnerable Shoppers

Publication Date: 
Mar 27 2020

Supermarkets Add Senior and Vulnerable Populations only hours.

The hours vary by store. Below are a few.


TUES. AND THURS. 6AM-7:30PM *note WINCO only allows 20 people to shop at a time.

WALMART  from March 24 to April 28, our stores will host a senior shopping hour every Tuesday AT 6AM for customers age 60 and older who may be more vulnerable. 

TOM THUMB SENIOR HOURS Tues. and Thurs. from 7 a.m.-9 a.m. 

 General public hours Monday-Sunday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

COSTCO Tues. and Thurs. members 60 and older 8a.m. - 9 a.m. at all locations except Business Centers.

Walgreens Tuesday weekly senior hour from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m., open to caregivers and immediate families, as well.

TARGET Has expanded dedicated hours for their most vulnerable guests.

Tues. and Wed.8 a.m. - 9a.m. for seniors over 65, pregnant women, and those defined by the CDC as vulnerable or at-risk.

ALDI 8:30am-9:30a.m.Tues. and Thurs.and reserve first hour for our most vulnerable customers, including senior citizens, expectant mothers and those with underlying health concerns. Our stores are closed on Easter.

Dollar General 8a.m. - 9a.m.daily at all stores to senior shoppers they limit shoppers allowed into the store at one time it does not mention this on the website. 

Trader Joe's   Every day between 9AM and 10AM, Crew Members will maintain an additional line outside the front door for our senior customers. This will ensure that those customers in need will have an expedited entrance to the store to help make their experience a more positive one. Regular hours 9a.m. - 7p.m.

Big Lots Every day 9a.m. - 10a.m. senior citizens and those most vulnerable to this virus.

Fiesta Mart Seniors 7a.m.- 8a.m. daily. Regular store hours 8a.m. - 9p.m. They may check senior ID to verify over 65. They are hiring staff.

Sprouts 7a.m. - 8p.m. Special shopping hours can result in long entry lines and crowding, which conflicts with social distancing recommendations for the elderly and at-risk groups. To best serve everyone in our communities, we’ve invested in more staffing to maintain our focus on customer service and to provide a clean and safe shopping environment. We’re also implementing new checkout measures that encourage customers to maintain a healthy distance from one another, and also installing plexiglass barriers to reduce contact with team members.

La Michoacana Meat Market   7a.m. - 9 p.m. 


Walgreens: • Hours: Monday-Sunday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. • Senior Hours: Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m.  • Pharmacy Hours: Differs by store