People’s Pharmacy Announces New Hours

October 3, 2022 | 1 Comment

People’s is announcing new hours for both of its locations, effective today [Oct 3], with the company saying they recognise that “customer activity has changed, and there is reduced foot traffic in the city post-pandemic.”

A spokesperson said, “The new shortened hours for the Victoria Street shop are :

People’s [Victoria Street]

  • Monday-Saturday 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm

“Like many retail stores, People’s has altered its operating hours several times over the past two years to both manage the staffing challenges due to Covid and mandated quarantines and to best meet customer needs.

“’Retail has changed,’ stated Tamara Richardson, Vice President of the People’s Group. “Shopping behaviour is different than it was pre-pandemic. Our economy continues to present serious challenges, especially in the retail sector. It makes more sense for us to focus our resources, outside of traditional business hours, on our satellite locations.’

Ms. Richardson continued, “In order to better serve our customers, we have decided to permanently change the hours at our flagship store on Victoria Street. Simultaneously, considering the new normal post-pandemic, we have extended the hours at People’s ACW, our store in the hospital’s Acute Care Wing.

“Our hospital location serves a different customer base, some of whom can only obtain their medications through the more clinical, hospital setting. For that reason, the hospital location is open from 10am to 4pm on all public holidays except Good Friday and Christmas Day.’”

The spokesperson said, “The new extended hours for the hospital shop are:

People’s ACW [Acute Care Wing, KEMH]

  • Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Public holidays [except Good Friday and Christmas] 10:00am-4:00pm

“To expedite prescription refills, customers may submit their refill requests online at peoples.bm, call, or email. Details are below.

“For the flagship store at Victoria Street, call 292-9261 or email refills@peoples.bm.

“For People’s ACW, call 232-9261 or email refills_ppacw@peoples.bm.”

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  1. One less customer! says:

    I used to shop at peoples, but I liked the later closing time it worked better for me. Why not have 1 night open late until 8 or even 9. Advertise the night, encourage local shipping. Honestly, I’ll just buy online because it is too hard to work around these limited retail hours in bermuda which have gotten shorter since Covid. Marketplace use to be 10pm not they are 9pm, people are now 7.

    Hats off the Gibbons Company and the new Fresh store, they have expanded hours on Sunday. I am not in Hamilton during the workday, so I appreciate later nights and Sunday hours.

    I like the housewares in peoples and I use to buy a lot of items, but I haven’t been since Covid because they have been closed by 7pm and now that the 7pm is the new normal, I’ll never be there except for maybe a rare occasion. Shorter hours one lost customer, I don’t want to hear any whining from the retail sector.

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