After the rush in the supermarkets, the images of crowds on the pasta shelves already seem to be of ancient history … A little more than a week after the implementation of the containment measures, the brands decided to s ‘adapt to the drop in clientele, by closing their doors earlier in the evening, as’ Le Parisien’ reports.
All Carrefour supermarkets and hypermarkets will now close “no later than 7 pm” or “earlier in certain areas”, said the group’s human resources director. Lidl will also close at 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. except in the capital.
Monoprix and Franprix also decided not to open after 8 p.m. According to a spokesman for the group, “there is less crowds on the niche from 8 pm to 9 pm, people coming throughout the day, and this allows the teams to breathe”, while the hosts and hostesses cash register as well as all employees have been very busy in recent days.
No change for Casino and Intermarche
For its part, Auchan has decided to leave the choice to its franchisees. “If they feel it is necessary, they can close at 8 pm. There is no point in mobilizing employees, already in high demand, for very little,” said the group, adding that they will also have to decide on the opening on Sunday according to the crowds and the staff present.
Others, however, preferred to keep extended time slots. Casino even gives access to its stores an hour earlier at 7:30 am, and Intermarche opens at 8 am for the elderly.
The always saturated “drives”
If consumers have gradually bowed to the rules of containment and are becoming rarer in supermarkets, a good number of them have fallen back on shops located near their home or on delivery services home or even the “drive”, as indicated by the firm Nielsen.
During the week of March 16 to 22, drive and home delivery via e-commerce recorded new sales records (+ 74.3% and + 90.2% respectively), while convenience stores stores recorded the best scores for physical stores, with an increase of 74.2%.