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  • March 20, 2020 12:50 PM | Greene (Administrator)

    Dear MGA Members,

    The Missouri Grocers Association understands that while this has been a very busy time for your businesses, there is also so much confusion regarding new rules and regulations imposed at the local levels. Many of these regulations are different from county to county or even city to city and go further than those changes imposed by Governor Parson. We are doing our best to keep up with all these changes. If you are aware of any ordinances in your respective communities that go further than the recommendations of Governor Parson, please let us know.

    In our conversations with the Governor's leadership team, we explained to them how each community creating their own rules and regulations creates confusion amongst businesses and consumers. We need to have consistent rules and guidelines for continued success and customer trust.

    We are also working with our state leaders and grocery industry leaders across the country to ensure that we can get access to Personal Protective Equipment and priority testing for our industry workers. We agree that medical personnel and first responders do and should remain to come first in terms of access. Workers in the grocery and RX businesses are on the front lines and providing vital services to all Missourians on a daily basis, and therefore we need to ensure that their health and safety remains a top priority.

    Our industry remains to be stronger together. Please let us know how we can continue to be of assistance to your stores and communities.

    Sincerely,

    Dan Shaul
    State Director
    The Missouri Grocers Association

  • March 20, 2020 12:24 PM | Greene (Administrator)

    Cosentino's Markets in Kansas City, MO, is hiring and they're looking specifically for workers who've lost work due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

    Read the full March 17, 2020, article here.

  • March 20, 2020 11:41 AM | Greene (Administrator)

    On March 19, 2020, Hammons Products Company issued a statement regarding its continuing availability of Black Walnuts Products.  They have taken steps to protect their company from COVID-19, including daily screenings of employees. They continue to operate and ship with no interruption in service.

    Read the full document here.

  • March 20, 2020 11:34 AM | Greene (Administrator)

    On March 19, 2020, Hy-Vee announced it has begun installing temporary protective windows at checkouts to better protect employees and customers.

    Reusable shopping bags are no longer allowed in Hy-Vee until further notice.

    Read  the full Hy-Vee Press Release here.

  • March 20, 2020 11:11 AM | Greene (Administrator)

    The Governor's COVID-19 Response Efforts FAQ updated on March 17, 2020.

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