With Hesse, another federal state has issued the option of using the 2G rule when shopping.
Kaufland explains in a position name whether there will be a reaction to the measure.
Neckarsulm - More and more federal states are gradually implementing the 2G model in some areas of social interaction: It means that institutions and companies can decide for themselves whether they should only allow access to vaccinated and convalescent people.
In Lower Saxony and Hesse, supermarkets, discounters and other retailers can now also deny entry to those people who are not vaccinated against Corona.
However, the trend clearly shows that the large German retail chains such as Aldi, Lidl or Edeka are resisting the exclusion of the corresponding customers.
Now Kaufland is also positioning itself against the implementation of 2G.
In a statement, the company from Baden-Württemberg, which belongs to the Schwarz Group, states:
“As a food retailer who ensures basic supplies, we are not affected by the 2G regulation.
We will not implement this either in or outside Hesse.
The well-known distance and hygiene rules as well as the mask requirement still apply in our branches, ”a spokeswoman told
Large supermarket chains such as Aldi, Rewe and Lidl have previously spoken out against the use of 2G *.
2G when shopping?
What that would mean for supermarkets and retail chains
Why large retail chains prefer to continue to rely on the now established Corona model - and consumers must continue to wear a protective mask when entering the branches - is obvious: On the one hand, a reduced number of visitors would inevitably mean less sales.
The German Retail Association (HDE) points out another negative impact on the supermarkets: "Checking vaccination records and tests would lead to long queues in these industries," Managing Director Stefan Genth told Funke Mediengruppe.
Therefore, when shopping, neither a 2G rule nor the 3G rule make sense.
In return, consumers will soon have to reckon with a change in their shopping habits for another reason: Serious changes are likely to occur in food.
It concerns the topic of best before date.
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