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Kroger, parent company of Fry’s Food Stores, to issue mask mandate

Fry's Food Store - Phoenix Business Journal
Posted at 2:37 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 17:37:14-04

Kroger Co., the largest traditional grocer in the nation and the parent company of Fry's Food Stores, will require all customers to wear a mask in its stores in an effort to help stem the spread of Covid-19.

Kroger (NYSE: KR) has issued a statement that the company will require all customers in all locations nationwide, including Fry's Food Stores, to wear a mask when shopping in its stores starting Wednesday, July 22.

“With the increase in Covid-19 cases across the country — as America’s grocer — we are committed to doing our part to help reduce the spread of the virus,” a Kroger spokesperson said in a statement provided to the Cincinnati Business Courier.

The grocer said its top priority during the pandemic has been to provide a safe environment for its employees and customers while providing open stores, e-commerce solutions and an operating supply chain so communities have access to fresh, affordable food and essentials.

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