Starting today all 169 Stater Bros. stores, including the Pasadena branch on Allen Avenue, will modify their temporary operating hours and operate from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The stores will continue to offer an exclusive senior shopping hour from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. daily.
The store hour modifications will be effective until further notice.
“We are dedicated to serving our community by offering our valued customers additional time to shop for their essential needs,” stated Stater Bros. CEO Pete Van Helden.
Markets will continue to take preventive measures to protect the health and safety of its valued customers and loyal employees. All employees are required to wear face coverings, plexiglass
barriers have been installed on all checkstands, and social distancing and sanitation protocols will be maintained throughout the day. The company will continue to follow the guidance provided by health professionals and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to a statement by Stater Bros. last week, employees will receive the increase through May 17.
“The Stater Bros. ‘Family’ has always been dedicated to serving our community,” said Stater Bros. CEO Pete Van Helden, in a prepared statement. “Nowhere is this more apparent than in the extraordinary efforts of our employees, who continue stepping up to ensure that service to our valued customers remains uninterrupted. We are proud of their commitment to our customers and communities.”
Stater Bros. is among several companies that have announced they will increase wages during the pandemic.
Target, Walmart, Whole Foods, Costco, Sprouts and Kroger have offered bonuses or temporary raises to employees working during the pandemic. Safeway boosted wages by $2 per hour, and several independent grocers offered raises of up to $6 or $7 per hour, according to United Food and Commercial Workers, a national union representing grocery and other retail workers.