When it comes to taking care of their customers and employees during the pandemic, Flory's has been doing everything right.

Keeping their doors open throughout the worst of the shutdown in New York wasn't easy, but it was something that Jerry Flory says his company needed to do in order for his workers and the people who rely on his business to keep moving.

The co-owner of Flory's Gas, Convenience and Deli in the Hudson Valley says that one of the first things the company did at the start of the pandemic was to secure bank loans in order to make sure his employees could continue to work. The business also spent resources on immediately upgrading its stores to keep all four locations safe and clean. From safety shields to sanitizing procedures, Flory's has been keeping the health of its employees and customers at the forefront of what they do every day.

With a drive-thru window already in service at their Fishkill location, it was easy for Flory's to segue into a "new normal" of service. In the first months of the pandemic, the company's drive-thru sales doubled. But Jerry says that's not what he's really focused on. Getting food safely to his customers and keeping them happy is what he's most proud of.

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Flory's is continuing to innovate and find new ways to provide services to its customers. The business has now partnered with Grubhub and Doordash, allowing local residents to get anything off the menu delivered directly to their homes or places of business.

While customers praise Flory's for their service during such an unprecedented time, Jerry credits his staff for keeping things up and running. "They really stuck it out and did a great job."

Flory's Gas, Convenience and Deli has four locations throughout the Hudson Valley on Route 9 in Fishkill, Route 52 in East Fishkill across from John Jay High School, Route 82 near the Taconic in Hopewell Junction and on Bryant Pond Rd. in Mahopac.