Stop & Shop Using One-Way Aisles To Promote Social Distancing


QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Stop & Shop has introduced new one-way aisles to better promote social distancing and worker safety.

Arrows have been placed on the ground at the beginning of each aisle.

"Anybody that's been in a grocery store in the last 3 or 4 weeks notices people coming both ways on the aisle," Tim Melia, UFCW Local 328 union president, said. The union represents grocery store workers in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Melia said the arrows will help with social distancing because "this way everybody will kind of move in the same direction through the store, and you can kind of create or keep that 6-foot social distancing between each other as you move through the aisles."

The move is supported by both Stop & Shop corporate and the union workforce.

WBZ NewsRadio's Jim MacKay (@JimMackayOnAir) reports

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