Whole Foods Market is the latest retailer to adjust to the way consumer behavior is changing during the coronavirus pandemic.
To help meet increased demand, the Amazon-owned grocery store chain is temporarily converting a few stores to only fulfill online orders for grocery delivery.
“With stay-at-home orders in place, customers have generated unprecedented demand for grocery delivery,” Whole Foods said in a statement. “As we navigate the challenges associated with COVID-19, we continue to find ways to increase delivery availability while navigating safety measures and social distancing.”
The company gave USA TODAY an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look Friday at the conversion of one of the first stores, Bryant Park in New York City, which is now “focused 100% on fulfilling grocery delivery.”
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