As the celebratory season is coming and we can’t be more excited about it but wait it’s still Covid-19 at its peak again! Approximately a week before Thanksgiving, it’s more like March, not because of the weather, but we’re still struggling with COVID-19.
Despite the growing demand, grocery store leaders say they are in stock and ready for a holiday season that will be like any we’ve had before. Now, how will they be tackling the stock, and how workforces will make sure to stay safe while serving the nation? Here’s the inside news!
Now, as the stocks are getting stocked up and back at the shelves being worn out for things like toilet paper. At least that’s the word for some of the Facebook critics. But after the critics of previous storage, the employee at the Kroger store and managers say the shelves are full of stock. Amy McCormick is Kroger’s corporate affairs manager. “Our wonderful partners are renewing our shelves daily, with supplies and products that customers are looking for,” so, you don’t have to rush or worried as we covered it for you.
While, in Churchill’s Market in Maumee stocks is also in high demand, with shelves constantly stocked. Grocery shopping in 2020 hasn’t been the same since the new Coronavirus shook our habits 9 months ago. “We’ve found that people come to the store less frequently, but they spend more on every trip when they’re in our stores,” McCormick explains. Keeping the current scenario in mind with thousands of new COVID cases daily worldwide, the Kroger employees are happy to see the shift.
The employees have assured that they will be happy to work extra hours to make sure that the shelves stay full and the official quote stated that “They try to buy for a full week or two, and we estimate that based on the guidelines we all provided to limit our trips abroad.” But COVID isn’t just changing the way you shop. It changes our celebrations and what we buy. ”
“We expect an increase in demand for protein unlike turkeys,” McCormick says. “So, we know we’re going to see a shift in the way people celebrate.” With covid-19 rules and sop’s all stores like Walmart amazon and Kroger are expecting huge customers but with large gatherings discouraged, McCormick says nearly half of Kroger shoppers plan to eat at home. That means first-time cooks or inexperienced cooks. So, colleagues focus on storage – turkeys, of course, which are also available in Churchill – but also pork, beef, and seafood. “We know that families think about holidays differently.” Other corporate grocery stores say they are ready for the coronavirus outbreak and Thanksgiving Day.
Furthermore, this is the busiest time of the year for Kroger stores, and with COVID restrictions, stores only allow 50% of their normal capacity for shoppers. But it says customers are counted differently than other grocery stores. It will surely quite a tough time for all the workforces. How are you planning to celebrate your thanksgiving? Also, make sure to follow all SOP’s to make things easy for workforces and yourself. Comment below!