New Retail Restrictions Will Lead To 'Endless Queues', Says Rewe CEO
Germany's new coronavirus restrictions for retailers are likely to lead to "endless queues" outside stores, which will do little to protect consumer health, Rewe Group chief executive Lionel Souque has said.
Souque was commenting in advance of the introduction of new measures yesterday afternoon, which saw the Merkel government maintain the current 10 square metre per person regulation in stores of up to 800 square metres, and stipulate a 20 square metres per person requirement in larger stores.
“If only 40 instead of 100 people are allowed to shop at the same time in a supermarket with 1,000 square meters of sales area, I fear endless queues before Christmas and chaotic situations in front of the supermarkets," commented Souque.
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