Giant Eagle adds special hours just for first responders

PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle has announced it will provide special hours at its stores for first responders.

The chain will launch a dedicated shopping hour for first responders in all of its supermarkets at 6 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. On these two days each week, the company will open its doors an hour early for police officers, firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians and other trained members of organizations connected with this type of work.

After the first hour, Giant Eagle stores will return to current operating hours of 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

All Giant Eagle locations, including in-store pharmacies and GetGo locations will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 12. Supermarket locations will close at 9 p.m. April 11 and reopen at 6 a.m. April 13 for seniors, those who are differently abled and those with compromised immune systems, and at 7 a.m. for all others.

GetGo locations connected to supermarkets will follow a similar schedule, while all standalone GetGo locations will close at 10 p.m. April 11 and re-open at 6 a.m. April 13. Warehouse work and product deliveries will resume on April 13.


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