Stop & Shop says it's trimming hours at most of its stores on Monday and cancelling its pickup service so that employees can spend more time trying to re-stock shelves that keep getting stripped bare of things such as, well, increasingly almost everything.
In order to allow more time for our associates to unload deliveries, stock shelves, and better serve you throughout the day, we are adjusting our hours to 7:30a.m.-8:00p.m. at most stores beginning Monday, March 16, until further notice. (There may be some exceptions. Please visit your local store location for details. New hours will also be posted on our website Monday.)
As a result of unprecedented demand as well as product shortages in some areas, we have temporarily suspended our online pickup service until further notice. Our store associates will instead focus on stocking product and other key priorities that will better meet the needs of all customers at this time. The service will be made available again once product availability increases.
Also, because of the increased crush of buying, the chain says Peapod customers might see delivery delays - Peapod users are no more immune to the urge to Buy All the Things than people who still drive to stores.