Canadian Tire Corporation reduces hours, closes stores due to COVID-19

Canadian Tire Corporation is joining other companies in reducing hours as well as closing some of their stores to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

According to a press release, all Canadian Tire retail locations will remain open with reduced business hours for stores to allow for “enhanced cleaning and restocking.”

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However, other stores under the corporation including Mark’s, Sport Chek, Atmosphere, Party City, Pro Hockey Life, National Sports and Part Source have been closed temporarily until April 2.

“Canadian Tire and our Associate dealers have always been there to support their communities through emergencies and times of crisis, and for the last number of days, Canadians have turned to Canadian Tire Retail for the supplies they need to cope with the impact of COVID-19,” said Greg Hicks, CEO of Canadian Tire Corporation.

“Closing our retail stores that are not as essential is the right decision, helping to limit the spread of the virus.”

Customers can still shop online, said Hicks, however service may be slower with an increase of online orders.

Canadian Tire Coporation added that all employees, full- and part-time, will be paid during the closure.

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