Coronavirus: Food City dedicating 7-8 a.m. hour to customers 65 and older, adjusting store hours; hiring 2,500


(WATE) — Officials with Food City announced Tuesday that the grocery store chain is planning to temporarily adjust store hours and hire 2,500 additional associates.

Food City is changing its store hours to 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and designating 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for seniors and those customers with underlying health conditions.

“With the continuing health concerns surrounding COVID-19, effective immediately, we are temporarily adjusting our store hours … to give our associates additional time to clean, sanitize and restock,” the grocery story chain stated in a release. “The first hour of operation from 7 a.m. until 8 a.m. will be specifically designated for customers 65 and older, as well as customers with underlying health conditions to shop to avoid busier shopping periods.”

The release also stated that the store is in constant communication with supply chain teams in order to maintain stock levels.

Food City is also planning to hire 2,500 additional full-time and part-time associates. Positions include cashiers, courtesy clerks, day/night stockers, as well as experienced/skilled positions, such as meat cutters, cake decorators, and retail management.

“We invite all interested candidates to apply online at or visit any Food City location to complete an employment application,” the release said.

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