Kroger announces new hours, increase in hiring, amid coronavirus

Grocery stores, retailers changing hours to restock, clean shelves

ATLANTA — Kroger’s Atlanta division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina, announced it is shifting store hours across the region to 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

“As of Monday, we were hoping to maintain current store hours. However, this temporary adjustment is necessary to allow our store teams time to train new associates, while focusing on additional cleaning as well as stocking our fresh, affordable food and essentials,” said Felix Turner, manager of corporate affairs for Kroger’s Atlanta Division.

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The company also said it is escalation hiring more people for its stores. You can check out any open positions at jobs.kroger.com.

“As we continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation, we strive to make decisions that balance the safety of our associates with our commitments to our customers and communities,” Turner said.