Here are 5 things the mayor, H-E-B, other leaders are saying about grocery stores in Houston

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and leaders from major grocery store chains held a news conference Monday to give updates on how they are handling the COVID-19 health crisis.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and leaders from major grocery store chains held a news conference Monday to give updates on how they are handling the COVID-19 health crisis. (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and leaders from major grocery store chains held a news conference Monday to give updates on how they are handling the COVID-19 health crisis.

Here are the top takeaways:

Grocery stores in Houston are not shutting down

Turned addressed the rumors that stores would be shutting down. He made it clear that local grocery stores will be remaining open and are, in fact, hiring.

“Regardless of what the CDC announcement (to not have gatherings of 50 or more), grocery stores are not shutting down,” Turner said. “One of the big indicators … is that they are hiring.”

There is no threat to the supply chain

Scott McClelland with H-E-B reassured people that there is no shortage of supply coming to H-E-B stores across the state. McClelland said that while there may not be as much variety in items, there is no threat to the supply chain.

Joe Kelly with Kroger and Christy Lara with Randalls also emphasized the same points saying their stores have distribution centers working around the clock to ensure stores stay stocked with everything from meat to cleaning supplies.


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