By Sam Bridge
Union Coop says it has been getting the shopping baskets and trolleys sanitised regularly and is offering free sanitisation pods in store
Dubai-based retailer Union Coop has announced a number of measures to ensure the health and safety of its customers following the outbreak of Covid-19.
The retailer revealed that it has been getting the shopping carts and trolleys sanitised regularly to make shopping safer.
Union Coop’s director of Happiness & Marketing Department, Dr Suhail Al Bastaki, said: “Union Coop management is very particular about permanently washing and sterilising the shopping carts completely with water, soap and sterilising substances, as well as implementing the initiative of sterilisation of the handles of shopping carts.
"Additionally, we have dedicated staffs in branches to ensure the cleanliness of trolleys and carts before and after consumer use."
The company has also installed sanitisation pods in different areas of Union Coop branches for consumers and shoppers to clean their hands free of cost.
"Our consumers can be assured of the fact that all our front-end staff follow appropriate standards of hygiene and sterilisation. We will be organising workshops for the employees in cooperation with the competent authorities on how to prevent coronavirus and its spread,” added Bastaki.
Earlier this week, Union Coop revealed measures have been taken to “ration supplies” of personal hygiene products in the UAE.
The company said there had been a surge in demand for hand sanitisers and other similar hygiene products, in light of the coronavirus crisis.