vandal wrote:Mrs Vandal was saying this morning that some shops are opening early for Pensioners only, before the days regular trading gets underway, or are only allowing the Elderly in first.
Iceland & Sainsbury's are two of those mentioned. think it's something like first 2 hours in Iceland & the first hour in Sainsbury's - Pensioners only. Well done them.
Suppose that's all well & good if the older generation can get there first thing, but if it were myself in charge, I'd take a dedicated section of the store - one used for 'Seasonal goods - Easter Eggs / promotions etc', strip it of such, pack it with essentials and put staff on either end and only allow Pensioners, Blue badge holders (a lot of those are not elderly but are vulnerable) etc in to get their stuff. Not foolproof I know, but it would be a start.
Can you imagine a supermarket full of the elderly and disabled? I will wait till they've had time to clear the area, it will be hell on wheels in there.