Target Reduces Store Hours, Sets Aside Time for Elderly and Vulnerable Shoppers
Like other retailers, Target is taking steps to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The retailer is shortening some stores’ hours, with all stores now closing no later than 9 PM, in order to give employees more time to sanitize and stock shelves.
In addition, Target is setting aside an hour each week – the first hour of shopping each Wednesday – for the elderly and shoppers with health conditions, who are at the most risk when it comes to the coronavirus.
“Families are counting on Target for critical supplies during this challenging time, and we’ll continue to do all that we can to keep our stores open,” Target CEO Brian Cornell said in a statement. “We’ll also maintain limits on select products and would ask guests to purchase only what they need so there’s enough supply to accommodate this increased demand.”