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Superior Grocers Again Extends Temporary Employee Wage Increase

Superior Grocers Bakersfield

Santa Fe Springs, California-based Superior Grocers says it will extend the temporary wage increase for the store and warehouse hourly personnel through May 31.

“Our employees continue to work diligently to ensure their communities have access to the food and household supplies they need. Their continued commitment to the communities they serve is what keeps Superior going. We will continue to extend the temporary pay rate increase to May 31, 2020. We will also continue to provide our employees with weekly lunches until June 28, 2020,” said Richard Wardwell, president.

In April, the company extended the temporary $2 per hour wage increase for the store and warehouse hourly personnel through the May 15 Stay at Home Order.

In March, Superior Grocers took additional steps to help guard the health and safety of its customers and employees during the Covid-19 global pandemic. Plexiglass guards were installed at each checkstand at every store location.

Other ongoing steps include adhering to the social distance mandate, with signs posted throughout the store; check-out lines identified with floor graphics designated six feet apart; and additional staff and shifts dedicated to cleaning the store

Superior Grocers is one of the largest independently-owned chains of grocery stores in Southern California.

Stores are open daily from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and has reserved hours of 7-8 a.m. for seniors 60 and older and for those with disabilities.

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