Fresh Street Market will restrict hours of operation and have a designated Seniors’ Shopping Hour for the most vulnerable population in West Vancouver.
The store hours will be from 8 am to 8 pm, effective Sunday, March 22.
The senior shopping hour will be every Wednesday and Friday, from 7 am to 8 am
The store is also suspending food sampling until further notice.
It is also suspending salad bars, olive bars and self-serve soups immediately to ensure the safety of its customers.
The store will offer a refrigerated version of these salads, olives and soups in the deli. It will also suspend the sale of bulk bakery item, and will offer the same products packaged or they can be purchased with the help of a counter staff member.
The store is also asking customers to pack their own groceries in their reusable bags at the front checkout to protect Fresh St. Market staff from cross contamination.
The store said it has implemented vigorous cleaning rules for all high touch areas of the store, and increased the frequency of cleaning in areas such as restrooms, cash checkouts, service counters, grocery carts and hand baskets and bulk food dispensers.
“We understand that it can be frustrating to see some items missing from the shelves but we ask for your support while our staff are working diligently,” the store said.
“We commend the courage and empathy that our staff have shown in these times of uncertainty. Please show kindness to all, as a community, we will all get through this if we all support one another.”
The changes will be implemented in all Fresh St. Market stores in BC.