If you shop at Meijer, please leave your reusable bags at home. That's what the chain of grocery stores is asking customers starting Wednesday, unless shoppers use the Meijer Shop & Scan service.
Meijer is making the change to help ensure its employees can work as safely as possible, in addition to keeping the stores sanitary during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meijer has already adjusted store hours to try and protect its most vulnerable shoppers. From 7 a.m.-8 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Meijer stores are only open to senior citizens and people with chronic health conditions. First responders, essential service workers and Meijer employees also get a dedicated time to shop, from 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Meijer is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has 248 stores throughout Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.
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