Coborn's Says They Have A Steady Flow Of Supplies
Jake Judd | Mar 25, 2020 AT 5:32 pm
(KNSI) - St. Cloud based Coborn's Inc says it's doing everything they can to stock the shelves during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vice President of Store Operations Emily Coborn was a guest of KNSI's Steve Gottwalt and says they get stuff into their stores every day, and that won't stop anytime soon.
"We do have a constant source of supply when it comes to food and non-food and all of those life essentials. There's a concern, even paranoia, in some cases about will that be available. I'm happy to share that it will be available, and our teams are working tirelessly."
She says that it won't be long before you can see the inventory on the shelves.
"Over the next couple of days, we think we are in a position right now where our stores are going to be able to replenish better than they have in the last 10 to 14 days."
Many people have been hoarding or panic buying items such as toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and other paper and cleaning products.
There are other steps the stores are taking to make shopping safer during the coronavirus outbreak.
"We're actually in the process of installing plexiglass dividers between all of the cashiers and the guests. And we're installing them in our pharmacies as well because we want to make sure that we're taking every necessary precaution and protect the health of our employees and guests."
The stores have also changed their hours from 6 am to 8 pm to allow more time to sanitize the stores and stock shelves.
The store's first hour of operation, from 6 am to 7 am, is set aside for shoppers over 60 and those most vulnerable to the virus.
Coborn's Inc. operates all Coborn's grocery stores, Cash Wise stores, Save-A-Lot, Food Pride, and Economart.