In new measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, Save-on-Foods is temporarily suspending bottle returns and the use of reusable shopping bags in its stores.
In a release Thursday, Save-on-Foods says the new measures will take effect Friday, and plastic bags will be offered to customers free of charge until further notice.
“Both our team members and customers have expressed concern about bottle returns and in using reusable bags at this time and we want to do everything we can to put them at ease,” Save-OnFoods president Darrell Jones said in a statement.
“The health and safety of our team members and customers is our number one priority and we’ll continue to do what’s best for them as this unprecedented situation evolves.”
The store says other measures the company has taken in response to COVID-19 is limiting shopping hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and dedicating shopping between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. to seniors and others at risk.
The company is also urging customers to shop in-store and leave delivery service more available to people who are unable to get to a store.