The new, tightened corona rules are causing concern for retailers.
Before Christmas, supermarkets like Rewe and Edeka fear chaos in their shops.
measures will be
are allowed to only half as many
stay as in November.
Rewe * are
warning of impending
the corner and even without the
corona pandemic there
always a lot of hustle and bustle in the shops
shortly before the
Because of the stricter
that have now been decided by the federal and state governments,
The new Corona rules apply until December 20, 2020.
This year the number of
supermarkets could be
days are immediately followed by a Sunday.
The shops are closed on three consecutive days and on Christmas Eve the traders are usually only open until noon.
Chaos at Christmas due to corona rules?
Supermarkets are alarmed
That changes on Tuesday, December 1st, 2020: In shops with a
sales area of 800 square meters
20 square meters of space
, previously it was 10 square meters.
Conversely, this means that only half as many customers are allowed to be in the store.
The shop operators are responsible for the entry management.
This regulation is intended to
the risk of infection with
, as unnecessary queues are avoided.
But the markets fear that under the new circumstances they will hardly be able to cope with the situation at Christmas.
Christmas chaos in the supermarket?
Rewe boss worried about stricter corona rules
Even before the new
Corona measures were
decided, the CEO of the
Rewe Group, Lionel Souque
, said in a press release: He found restrictions of this kind critical and spoke out in favor of the 10 square meter rule remaining unchanged.
Rewe boss Souque
Rewe boss Souque
and chaotic situations in front of the
That will neither protect against
also emphasizes the
already difficult situation before the
In the press release from
it says: "A further restriction of the
number of customers
in the stores will hardly be manageable", because in the days before Christmas the Rewe and Penny stores (which also belong to the Rewe Group) would be around 20 percent more Make sales than on an average day.
Christmas chaos: Edeka boss on the new corona rules
Markus Mosa is skeptical about the more stringent
He sees the
20 square meter rule
as "counterproductive and incomprehensible," the WAZ quotes him.
He agrees with the fear of the
that the rush of customers before the
can no longer be managed.
, especially in the
: When buying fresh cheese, sausage and especially meat for
would create a
, "This is a further boost to give towards self-service formats with only price-oriented offers, ”says Mosa angrily.
Rewe boss is concerned: Will new corona rules lead to chaos during Christmas?
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In addition, the threat of chaos in the supermarkets due to the Corona rules could also lead to empty shelves at
: Rewe is in the middle of price negotiations with well-known manufacturers and brands - including Coca Cola and Nivea.
Now the situation seems to be escalating.
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