Loblaw and Kroger Each Pilot a New Format for Customers in Select Stores
NORTH AMERICA - Retail’s latest development in navigating the COVID-19 concerns includes an innovative solution to social distancing challenges in grocery stores. Sector leaders like Ohio-based Kroger and Canadian-based Loblaw recently announced that they each are testing one-way shopping lanes within stores.
This new concept “further encourages physical and social distancing,” said Kristal Howard, Head of Corporate Communications and Media Relations at Kroger, according to Cincinnati Business Courier.
Aiming to maintain the vital six-foot distance between shoppers and workers, the retailer has not yet announced where it will be testing this concept.
Although not many details were released, we know that in this new format, shoppers can only move through grocery aisles in one direction.
Loblaw is piloting a similar system in addition to limiting its customers within stores and banning reusable bag use. According to news source Daily Hive, this no backtracking format is expected to mitigate the spread of the virus.
We at ANUK can’t help but wonder who will be next to adapt this innovative concept. To find out, keep a tab open for us as we continue bringing you the latest news.