Pick 'N Save, Metro Market to limit number of shoppers in stores

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 15:54:48-04

WISCONSIN — Kroger, the parent company of Pick 'n Save and Metro Market, announced they would be limiting the number of shoppers in all of their stores.

As coronavirus continues to spread and social distancing becomes more and more critical, Kroger has taken it upon themselves to limit the number of shoppers in their stores.

Both Pick 'n Save, and Metro Market will be impacted by this change, as each store will cut its shopper capacity in half.

Kroger announced they made this change to "allow for proper physical distancing in every store."

Typically, grocery store building capacities are one person per 60-square feet. That will now change to one person per 120-square feet.

"Kroger's introduction of customer capacity limits is one more way we are doing our part to flatten the curve while operating as an essential business, providing our customers with access to fresh, affordable food and products," said Mary Ellen Adcock, Kroger's senior vice president of operations.

Kroger will be using its QueVision technology to track its customer traffic.

Many Kroger stores have already made changes to help slow the spread of COVID-19, including using one-way aisles and designation certain hours for at-risk customers.

Some Kroger stores, located in areas where local or state ordinances require it, are also taking employees' temperatures spokeswoman Kristal Howard said.

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