Coronavirus: Publix expands store hours

Publix is expanding its store hours starting Saturday.

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Stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the pharmacy is returning to its regular hours, Publix officials said Thursday.

The grocery chain had reduced its hours to allow for additional cleaning of its stores.

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The change also means the stores will no longer have reserved shopping hours.

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“We do understand some customers prefer to shop when the stores are less crowded,” store officials said in a release. “We encourage you to shop during the first hour of the day, when we can better accommodate that need.”