TESCO, Asda, Morrisons, Aldi and Lidl have all introduced new rules in their stores. What are the latest supermarket queueing updates?
Supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Aldi and Lidl are implementing new rules regularly to keep up with the latest in coronavirus. What the newest store rules?
Tesco is allowing customers to wait in their cars instead of queuing.
A statement said: “If it’s raining or particularly cold, we may ask you to stay in your car to queue – we’ll let you know when you can come in.”
Asda has a similar idea in place, but with digital intervention.
Asda is trialling virtual queueing, which means customers can wait in their cars.
Customers can log into the queue remotely.
They will then be alerted when it is there turn to go inside.
These systems will be helpful for the elderly or those with health problems that preclude standing for long periods of time.
Morrisons is focusing on helping those only picking up a few items get through stores quickly.
There is a “speedy shopper” queue for those using baskets, and three basket users can go in for each trolley.
Aldi has a traffic light system in place.
It will monitor the footfall in and a red light will tell customers when they cannot enter.
Lidl will also have a traffic light system.
A statement said: “To help you plan your next store visit, we’ve put a traffic light system in place so you can find the quietest time to shop.”
In other supermarket news, Marks & Spencer launched a food box for £35.
M&S has launched food boxes ranging from £15 to £40 that cater to different dietary requirements.
These include the Essentials Food Box, the Vegetarian Essentials Food Box, the Made Without Wheat Food Box and the Traditional Meals Food Box.
The Summer Box contains everything you need for a picnic.
Aldi launched a garlic pizza bread that tastes ‘just like Domino’s’ for 99p.