Coronavirus COVID-19 Food News

Grocery stores catching back up amid pandemic shopping

By Belle Rushing, sbr55@txstate.edu

HOUSTON– COVID-19 has scared many shoppers into believing that stocking up on items at home will keep them afloat during this time of social distancing. This has caused grocery stores across the country to be unable to meet the demands of shoppers. Items like toilet paper, hand sanitizer and cleaning products have been flying off the shelves as soon as they are stocked. 

Ramie Rushing, a project manager at Moore Control Systems Inc., said that “it’s crazy how the shopping experience has changed.”

Grocery chains such as HEB have made changes to accommodate social distancing measures. Some include implementing plastic guards between customers and workers at checkout, allowing a certain amount of people in the store at a time and putting floor markers down to help customers visualize the distance between each other.  

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