You can now make reservations to shop at DeCicco & Sons grocery stores

They say the overall objective is not only convenience, but to try and eliminate the need for people to stand in line.

News 12 Staff

May 13, 2020, 9:56 AM

Updated 1,477 days ago

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Business owners all across the Hudson Valley are trying to come up with new ideas and methods to running their shops as they navigate through the coronavirus pandemic.
DeCicco & Sons grocery stores in Westchester are now allowing customers to make a reservation to do their grocery shopping.
They are working with Open Table, an online restaurant reservation service company. Typically you go on their site, it shows you open times for reservations at any restaurant and you pick your time.
So DeCicco's is now piloting a version of Open Table's software that allows customers to reserve a time to shop at one of their stores.
They say the overall objective is not only convenience, but to try and eliminate the need for people to stand in line. "I think it's a fantastic idea. I know my son comes at dinner time, now I can tell him to make an appointment," says Lenore Moretti, of Harrison.

In an effort to stay safe, many stores are only allowing a certain number of people inside to shop at one time, so there are lines out in the parking lot. Many stores have also instituted one-way aisles, spacing at checkout lines, plexiglass at counters to protect workers, and, of course, most stores will not allow customers inside unless they are wearing something that covers their face.
DeCicco & Sons started this program just last week at their store in Pelham and it's now available at all eight of their Westchester stores. They stress you don't need to have a reservation to shop, you can still come at any time, but you may have to wait in line.
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