Dierbergs Announces New Policy & Holiday Store Hours To Ensure Social Distancing Requirements Essential To The “Stay Home Missouri” Order

Dierbergs Announces New Policy & Holiday Store Hours To Ensure Social Distancing Requirements Essential To The “Stay Home Missouri” Order



For Immediate Release: April 5, 2020

Starting April 6th, in accordance with Governor Parson’s ‘Stay Home Missouri’ order, all 23 Dierbergs Markets locations in Missouri will begin limiting the number of customers allowed inside at any given time. Once a store has reached capacity, waiting lines will begin forming at clearly designated entrances outside of the store. The two Illinois locations in Edwardsville and Shiloh will also adopt this new policy to ensure social distancing requirements.

This announcement comes at a busy time of year for grocers with the upcoming Easter weekend. As a result, Dierbergs will be promoting and implementing a 1 cart = 1 customer per household approach to help with social and physical distancing. Customers are asked to send only one person per household to the store to help maintain the allowable limit of people in the building. Additionally, it is recommended that individuals who typically enlist the help of others to complete their shopping should only send that person.

“With a busy Easter week ahead, our best suggestion is to plan ahead,” said Greg Dierberg, CEO of Dierbergs Markets. “Consider shopping for the holiday earlier in the week, or shop early or late evening when less people are shopping. We understand this is not a one size fits all approach and sometimes exceptions need to be made. But we’re looking to everyone to do their part to keep everyone as safe as possible, and we appreciate your patience as we all navigate this unprecedented environment together.”

Dierbergs will also offer temporary holiday operating hours, opening two hours earlier on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before Easter, April 9-11. Stores will be open these days 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. with 6 a.m.to 7 a.m. being a reserved time on these three days for those with compromised immune systems and adults age 60 or older.

For customers who prefer to avoid public places, Dierbergs also partners with Shipt, an online grocery delivery or pick up service. Shipt has recently enabled a social distancing feature by implementing no-contact deliveries or door drops-offs. To sign up for the service, customers can visit shipt.com/dierbergs.

For more Dierbergs updates regarding responses to COVID-19, visit: dierbergs.com/COVID-19.

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Media Contact:
Jamie Collins
636-532-8884 or collinsj @ dierbergs.com