Kroger Sets New Store, Fuel Center Hours In GA

GEORGIA — Beginning Sunday, Kroger’s Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina, will change store and fuel center hours to provide customers with more time options for shopping.

The store hours will vary, with most opening at 6 a.m. and closing at 11 p.m. or midnight. Some fuel centers and stores with fuel centers will open at 5 a.m. Select stores will open for 24-hour shopping. For exact store hours, visit Kroger’s store locator at Kroger.com. Hours of operation for Kroger’s pharmacies will not change.

“The expanded hours will help maintain social distancing requirements during busy summer months,” said Felix Turner, manager of corporate affairs for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “The safety of our customers and associates remains our top priority. Kroger will continue to maintain protective measures established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

These protective measures include:

  • Continuing enhanced daily sanitation practices at all stores, including cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting commonly used areas more often like cashier stations, self-checkouts, credit card terminals, food service counters and shelves.

  • Utilizing additional hours for enhanced cart sanitization. Each evening when the store closes, the carts will be cleaned and sanitized to be ready for business the next morning. This includes securing all shopping carts that are in cart corrals before the store closes.

Due to the expanded hours, Kroger’s Atlanta Division will no longer have a dedicated shopping hour for seniors and at-risk customers – but encourages these shoppers to continue to visit stores early in the morning.

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This article originally appeared on the Canton-Sixes Patch