Cub to require face masks for employees; extends emergency wage increase

Cub Foods parent company UNFI announced Friday that the company has received face coverings and will require all associates to wear face coverings while at work for the foreseeable future.

Cub isn't requiring customers to wear face coverings in their stores but recommended customers to do so if possible.

The company also implemented a $2 per hour wage bonus for all workers for their efforts during the pandemic starting in mid-March. The company has extended that through June 6.

Cub said it has hired more than 1,000 associates since mid-April and continues to need more staff at all locations. Anyone looking for work is urged to apply at

The company has also implemented safety measures during the pandemic, including:

  • Extra cleaning and sanitization efforts, including of carts, hand contact surfaces, doors, payment pin pads and register belts,
  • Installing plexiglass dividers at checkout lanes, service desks, pharmacies and liquor stores,
  • Designating shopping hours from 6 to 7:30 a.m. for elderly and high-risk shoppers,
  • Temporarily discontinuing salad bars, wing bars and bulk foods.