More Time to Shop as Gelson's Markets Extend Operating Hours


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For Immediate Release

More Time to Shop as Gelson's Markets Extend Operating Hours

New Gelson’s “Kitchen Meals to Go”

Encino, Calif. (May 1, 2020) – As of May 4, most Gelson’s locations will remain open until 9 p.m. and the three “Hollywood” locations (Los Feliz, Hollywood, West Hollywood) will stay open until 10 p.m. These extended hours will make it easier for social distancing and provide customers with more time to shop. The first hour of the day, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. will remain reserved for seniors 60+, disabled shoppers and caregivers.

All Gelson’s markets will continue to follow government-ordered policies and take all necessary preventative measures for the health and safety of their customers and employees. Face masks will continue to be required, as well as suspending the use of reusable bags and related fees, and temporarily limiting returns. Additionally, doors will continue to be monitored to assist with social distancing requirements. All shopping carts, checkout areas and other high-touch surfaces will frequently be sanitized throughout the day, with plexiglass partitions at all checkout stations.

Also, the newly launched Gelson’s “Kitchen Meals to Go” has made it easier for customers to feed their families at home without entering the store.” Customers can now order online and pick up their pre-paid meal the same day from their local Gelson’s location. For further information go to:

As a thank you to their valued employees, Gelson’s is continuing to pay hourly associates an extra $2 per hour and have extended a larger than usual special employee discount. “We are so grateful to our employees for serving our communities and appreciate everything they do to help our customers,” said Rob McDougall, President/CEO of Gelson’s. “During this national crisis, Gelson’s is continuing to innovate to help families make shopping for good food less stressful, easier and safer for our customers.”

Additionally, Gelson’s prides itself in supporting the community and as a thank you to the dedicated emergency room and ICU nurses, Gelson’s has provided lunches at 19 local hospitals across Southern California.

Founded in 1951, Gelson’s currently operates 27 full-service specialty grocery stores in Southern California. Each Gelson’s Market features the full amenities of a traditional supermarket, with the local flavor of a neighborhood market. Their high standards – for quality, value and freshness; unsurpassed service; and attention to detail – define the ultimate grocery shopping experience. With over 65 years of experience, Gelson’s in-house experts know Southern California’s lifestyle and are driven to find only the best foods and exclusive values for their customers. Gelson’s is particularly known for flavorful, hand-selected produce, the best and freshest cuts of meat and seafood, and Chef-prepared signature recipes. This experience is rounded out by professionally designed floral arrangements, and a convenient selection of the highest quality grocery items. Find out why Life Tastes Better Here® at Gelson’s website,

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