Amazon Fresh Opens Thursday In Schaumburg

Eric DeGrechie
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SCHAUMBURG, IL — A new Amazon Fresh store, slated to open Thursday in Schaumburg, will be the second to open to the public in Illinois, according to the company. The first, located in Naperville, opened last month.

The Schaumburg store is opening at the former Babies R Us location at 16 E. Golf Road. It will occupy 45,000 square feet, according to a release from the company. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with special service between 7 and 8 a.m. for customers who are 60 years and older, those with disabilities and those whom the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines as high-risk.

"We’re proud to support the community by creating hundreds of high-quality local jobs and by donating surplus food from the Amazon Fresh store to local food banks," the Seattle-based company said in the release. "To date we have already donated over 40,000 pounds of food (equivalent to over 35,000 meals) from the Schaumburg store."

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Amazon Fresh said it will offer a wide assortment of national brands and high-quality produce, meat and seafood, as well as a range of delicious prepared foods made fresh in store every day —from fresh-baked bread and made-to-order pizzas, to rotisserie chickens and hot sandwiches like their brisket panini.

The company is also promoting its 365 by Whole Foods Market organics brand, along with national brands like Coca-Cola and Kraft Mac and Cheese; local brands like Turano Baking Company, Oberweis Dairy, and Gino's East frozen pizza; regional favorites like Duke's Mayo, Ellenos Yogurt and Boston Chowda; and new Amazon exclusive brands like Fresh and Cursive.

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Shoppers at Amazon Fresh locations can shop in-store or online with free, same-day delivery and pick-up available for Amazon Prime members.

The company said it will adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines and precautions by requiring face coverings and daily temperature checks for all employees and vendors entering the store. Face coverings will also be required of all customers entering the store, with free, disposable face masks available. The store will also be operating at 50 percent capacity at all times, according to the release.

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This article originally appeared on the Arlington Heights Patch