CINNICNATI – The Kroger Co. is testing a pickup-only store in the greater Cincinnati area as a new test to deal with the spread of COVID-19 and to keep seniors healthy.
The store launched yesterday and only people allowed in the store are Kroger workers and prescription pick ups.
Kroger said the transition is easy since they already had the Kroger.com pick up order system that you can order from home or from the app. They extended hours on the pick up order from 8 am to 8 pm. everyday.
“We greatly appreciate our customers’ understanding as we work tirelessly to serve the community during this unprecedented time. The pickup-only model is ideal for all customers, especially for senior and higher-risk shoppers,” Erin Rolfes, corporate affairs manager for Kroger’s Cincinnati-Dayton division, said in a statement. “Because of the ongoing increase in grocery products and services at this time, it’s also important for our customers to know they may experience limited inventory options and longer wait times than usual.”
A spokesman for Kroger told Sciotopost that they didnt know at this time if other stores would change over to this model during the COVID-19 pandemic this is the first attempt at the idea.