Wilko stores to remain open during coronavirus crisis
After being designated an essential retailer by the government, Wilko has said that all of its stores will remain open throughout the coronavirus crisis.
To protect its staff and customers, the retailer has temporarily removed ‘pick n mix’ confectionery from sale in-store. It has also introduced enhanced cleaning practices, physical distancing, quantity controls and queue marshalls. In addition, stores will be closing earlier at 5pm for the time being to give staff extra time to clean and replenish shelves.
Other measures will include the introduction of floor markings for social distancing and protective screens at check-outs.
Jerome Saint-Marc, Wilko chief executive, said: “Not everyone has a large supermarket nearby to get the non-food essentials they need for their family. With 17 million people living within two kilometres of a Wilko store we can help fulfil this need. Our locations and the wide range of products in our stores mean you can do a big shop with us without needing to travel far or visit multiple shops.“
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