PORTLAND, Ore--- Yesterday, Fred Meyer announced its plan for changing how Black Friday events will working during the pandemic. shopping.
The company's leadership team says that they've planned a new approach to Black Friday which will allow customers to take advantage of season-long savings, while make sure that everyone stays safe with Covid-19 cases spiking across the United States.
“We have created a series of sales events that will provide multiple opportunities for customers to save on popular items, and we have incorporated safety measures to protect shoppers and associates at all times,” stated Todd Kammeyer, vice president of merchandising for Fred Meyer. “We are excited to change how people think about Black Friday right here in the Northwest.”
According to Fred Meyer, there will be a number of events to help spread out shopping patterns and reduce congestion, which will give customers more opportunities to shop during the holiday tradition safely
The company will start of with a “Brandtastic” event with a Savings Pass that will run 10/28-11/10 with low prices across Apparel, Home and Electronics departments. The event will be followed by two other events, one starting on 11/11 and a three day Black Friday Sale which will run from 11/25-11/27.
The traditional Black Friday event on November 27 will take place as usual but will have some new safety measures to ensure that people follow guidelines set by the state for the coronavirus.
According to Fred Meyer, stores will be designating one door as an entrance and one door as an exit to manage traffic flow and doors will be staffed to ensure social distancing, mandatory masks, and will closely monitor capacity limits. Hand sanitizer will be available to all customers.
The company also says that they will be monitoring social distancing measures outside of the store for those attending the event