Publix expanding shopping hours, ending reserved hours

Beginning Saturday, May 16, Publix will have new shopping hours and will be suspending the reserved shopping hours currently in place.

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Publix Store Wake Forest, NC

Beginning Saturday, May 16, Publix will have new shopping hours from 7 am to 9 pm each day and the pharmacy will return to normal operating hours.

In addition, the reserved shopping hours for customers who are 65 and older (7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays) will no longer be available.

When the pandemic began, Publix, as well as other area grocery stores, changed their operating hours to allow for more stocking and cleaning time as well as reserved hours for at-risk shoppers.

According to the Publix website: "Starting Saturday, May 16, Publix stores will open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the pharmacy will return to regular operating hours. Thank you for your patience over the past several weeks while we’ve operated under reduced hours. With our newly expanded hours, we will suspend reserved shopping hours. We do understand some customers prefer to shop when the stores are less crowded. We encourage you to shop during the first hour of the day, when we can better accommodate that need."

The current hours through May 15 are 8 am to 8 pm.

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