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Covid 19: Jerónimo Martins Group implements extraordinary measures

Following the declaration of a state of readiness in Portugal as a result of the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jerónimo Martins Group has decided to implement extraordinary measures until further notice, applicable to its head offices and to stores and distribution centres across the country.

From next Monday, 16 March, the Jerónimo Martins Group stores in Portugal (Pingo Doce, Recheio, Bem-Estar, Hussel and Jeronymo) will be reducing their business hours, and half of head office employees will work from home, in rotation.

The business hours of stores, which are available on their respective websites, will vary depending on the chain and where the stores are located. Pingo Doce stores will close at no later than 7 p.m. and Recheio stores at 4 p.m.

In this way we hope, on the one hand, to help contain the spread of the virus and, on the other, to ensure that there is a team ready to work, in each unit or area, in the event another team needs to be isolated.

In times of crisis, food supply takes on significant strategic importance. As such, the goal is also to maintain the operation of the logistics chain, ensure that products are available in stores and to reduce the risk for employees and customers.

The Group is continuously assessing development of the situation and adjusting measures whenever necessary.