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Is there a risk of chaos at Christmas due to corona rules? Rewe boss is concerned

2020-12-03T13:18:07.301Z

The new, tightened corona rules are causing concern for retailers. Before Christmas, supermarkets like Rewe and Edeka fear chaos in their shops.



The new, tightened corona rules are causing concern for retailers.

Before Christmas, supermarkets like Rewe and Edeka fear chaos in their shops.

  • The

    Corona *

    measures will be

    tightened again

    shortly before

    Christmas

    .

  • In

    shops

    are allowed to only half as many

    customers

    stay as in November.

  • Supermarkets

    like

    Edeka *

    and

    Rewe * are

    warning of impending

    Christmas chaos

    .

Kassel -

Christmas

is

just

around

the corner and even without the

corona pandemic there

was

always a lot of hustle and bustle in the shops

shortly before the

holidays

.

Because of the stricter

corona rules

that have now been decided by the federal and state governments,

retailers are

now

warning of

a

chaos

in

supermarkets

at

Christmas

.

The new Corona rules apply until December 20, 2020.

This year the number of 

customers

 in the 

supermarkets could be

 particularly high.

Because the 

Christmas

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

or more,

a customer

must have

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

minimize

the risk of infection with

Covid-19

, 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

 feared “

 endless 

queues

 and chaotic situations in front of the 

supermarkets

before 

Christmas

.

That will neither protect against

infection

 nor 

protect 

 people's

health

. "

The

Rewe boss

also emphasizes the

 already difficult situation before the 

Christmas holidays

.

In the press release from 

Rewe

 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

Also

Edeka CEO

Markus Mosa is skeptical about the more stringent

corona measures

.

He sees the

20 square meter rule

as "counterproductive and incomprehensible," the WAZ quotes him.

He agrees with the fear of the

Rewe boss

that the rush of customers before the

holidays

can no longer be managed.

Unlike

discounters

looks

Edeka CEO

Mosa the

disadvantage

of

supermarkets

, especially in the

service time

: When buying fresh cheese, sausage and especially meat for

Christmas

would create a

backlog

, "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?

© Daniel Reinhardt / dpa

In addition, the threat of chaos in the supermarkets due to the Corona rules could also lead to empty shelves at

Rewe

: 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.

(Theresa Lippe)

* hna.de is part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network.

List of rubric lists: © Daniel Reinhardt / dpa

Source: merkur

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