Supermarkets — and their shoppers — were preparing for heavy snow storms expected to dump more than a foot of snow over the Northeast Monday and Tuesday. For supermarkets, the threat of snow often means a spike in sales, although that can be offset by closures once the snow arrives. On Monday several turned to social media to get the word out:
Fairway Market made sure shoppers knew it stores would open early:
REMINDER: ALL STORES will open at 7AM today for your convenience. Stay safe and stocked up! #blizzardof2015— Fairway Market (@FairwayMarket) January 26, 2015
By morning, there were lines outside its Upper West Side location:
Further downtown near Union Square, lines are a regular thing at Trader Joe’s, but most often they’re inside the doors:
Many found empty shelves Monday morning:
If you could? Thank a clerk.
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