With Jamaica Plain’s COVID numbers once again on the rise and the city rolling back to Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan Stop & Shop at 301 Centre Street is doing its part to encourage social distancing.
Jamaica Plain Stop & Shop’s Store Manager Jamall Griffin has launched a new ‘pickup’ service at the Centre Street store.
Griffin said while customers in Jamaica Plain are shopping for holiday gifts online now more than ever due to the pandemic, they can now place an order at stopandshop.com, or on the Stop & Shop mobile app, head to the Jamaica Plain store at a time of their choosing, and have their groceries delivered directly into their car.
“As we get closer to the holidays, it’s beyond important that our customers have a convenient way to shop for groceries,” said Griffin. “From the moment our customers send their order, through making sure those hard to find holiday ingredients get into their shopping bags, all the way to the moment we load their groceries into their car, our goal is to make their shopping experience easier.”
The ‘no-contact’ shopping method hopes to cut down on the number of people inside Stop & Shop as Jamaica Plain and Boston experience the most recent spike in COVID cases. Griffin said customers are asked to have their trunk or door open for associates to place groceries directly into their vehicle.
Customers are also encouraged to wear masks and limit the number of people in their vehicle, when possible.
In addition, all Stop & Shop Pickup associates will be wearing masks and follow all of the same sanitizing precautions as its in-store associates, including surface sanitization and regular hand washing.
Griffin said now through December 31st 2021, those who are new to pickup can receive the service free for 90 days by entering SSFREEPICKUP at checkout. The online pickup fee will be waived on the first order and then on all subsequent orders of $30 or more if placed within 90 days of the first order.