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Publix will start closing its supermarkets two hours earlier every night, the company announced Friday night on Twitter:
“To better serve our customers, give our store teams time to conduct additional preventive sanitation and restock product on our shelves, beginning Saturday, March 14 we will adjust store and pharmacy hours companywide to close at 8 p.m. until further notice.”
Most Publix stores close at about 10 p.m. and a handful stay open until 11 p.m. The new hours go into effect Saturday.
Big box stores across the bay area and the country have been flooded with people stocking up on food, toilet paper and sanitizing products as worries about the coronavirus pandemic — and confirmed cases — spread across the state and nation.
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