Allen Gaerber, company vice president, noticed that social distancing was rarely being adhered to. Despite stores implementing new policies and trying where possible to keep people at a safe distance, it quickly proved challenging. “Abnormally large crowds, narrow aisles and poor signage were all contributing to an unsafe and stressful shopping experience,” recalls Allen, whose mother founded Eddie’s in 1978.
So, Allen and the team at Eddie’s Hang-Up Display Ltd. went to work curating a range of social distancing products alongside their long-time suppliers. They also put together guidelines and best practices on how stores can effectively implement physical distancing policies. Check out their top tips for retailers below: