Stein Mart is enhancing safety and cleaning measures to ensure the health and safety of its customers and associates as stores begin to reopen. The company also launched contactless curbside pickup service in select stores.
The company is now reopening many of its stores based on guidelines and regulations from public health officials and federal, state and local governmental authorities. Stein Mart anticipates one-third of the chain will be open by May 1 and openings to rapidly accelerate over the coming weeks.
“Our store teams have been anxiously looking forward to reopening their stores and serving their customers once again, either inside or curbside. Our customers are a big part of the Stein Mart family and they have been missed,” said Hunt Hawkins, CEO, Stein Mart. “As we navigate through this ‘new normal’ with additional precautionary measures, we can all help each other—customers, associates and business partners— by continuing to follow these important guidelines.”
During this period, Stein Mart has expanded its buy online, pickup In-store service with the launch of its curbside pickup service, available now at select stores nationwide with more stores coming on line soon.
Stein Mart stores are following recommended CDC social distancing and cleaning guidelines, including marking the floors at checkout and removing product from aisles, more frequent cleaning of restrooms, sanitizing checkout lanes and cleaning carts. Store associates are required to continue to practice healthy behaviors, such as wearing face masks, thorough hand washing and regular usage of hand sanitizer. As an added precaution, fitting rooms are temporarily closed but the company has extended its return policy and enhanced how returns are processed.