Dedicated Shopping Hours for Seniors Several retailers have created dedicated shopping hours for seniors to shop for groceries without crowds of other people. Retailers include: Whole Foods: Customers age 60 and older can shop daily an hour before stores open to the general public. So, if a store opens at 9 a.m., for example, seniors have access at 8 a.m. When: Policy is already in effect. Target: The first hour of shopping each Wednesday is reserved for the elderly and other vulnerable populations, such as those with compromised immune systems. When: Policy is already in effect. Jewel-Osco: Senior shoppers are being given priority on from 7-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. When: Policy is already in effect. Mariano’s: The grocer has set aside two hours daily — 6 to 8 a.m. — for seniors and those with underlying health conditions. When: Policy is already in effect.
Walmart: Customers ages 60 and older can shop every Tuesday an hour before stores open. Walmart pharmacies and vision centers will also be open during this time. When: Starting Tuesday, March 24 through April 28.
Tony’s Fresh Market: Senior priority shopping hours are in effect 7-9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. When: Beginning Tuesday, March 24.
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