“It’s artistic blur”, free Gaël Rigault, the director of the Leclerc grocery store in Saint-Nazaire. After the announcement of a curfew at 6 p.m. in Loire-Atlantique and Vendée, as in the remainder of France, supermarkets are getting organized since procuring on the best way residence from work will turn into difficult and even unimaginable relying on everybody’s schedule. This curfew will come into impact this Saturday, January 16.
Open earlier within the morning
Among the options thought-about by grocery store managers, there may be an extension of opening hours within the morning. Some subsequently suppose they are going to open an hour earlier, usually at 8 a.m. as an alternative of 9 a.m. “We are going to expand our drive slots by opening earlier in the morning and why not even open on Sundays. We also plan to postpone the evening hours of the cashiers during the day to deal with a possible influx of customers during the day”, provides Aline Courtois, supervisor of the Intermarché du Pellerin.
Manage a bigger movement on weekends?
The different huge query with the 6 p.m. curfew issues weekends, Saturdays and Sundays. “When do customers go shopping? On weekends? If so, we have to anticipate it in order to be able to manage the stocks of goods since we also work a lot with fresh products”, explains Gaël Rigault on the Leclerc retailer in Saint-Nazaire.
“If it’s crowded on weekends we will have to take the necessary measures to enforce the gauge. As in the first confinement where we had the line outside: we let one person out to bring in another” explains Florian Bureau, a supervisor in an Intermarché retailer on the Île de Nantes.
A potential lack of turnover
Small supermarkets additionally worry that this 6 p.m. curfew will affect their turnover. “We are a small structure. The majority of our customers work in Nantes and come home between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on their way home from work so yes we are worried”, explains Aline Courtois at Le Pellerin, whereas her retailer was not too affected by the financial disaster linked to the epidemic till now.