SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Grocery store employees are working diligently not only to keep store shelves stocked, but also to increase the frequency of cleaning to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
With Stay in Place orders extended at least another 30-days, Ron Fong, President and CEO of the California Grocers Association (CGA) released the following statement along with a list of Top 10 Tips for Safe Shopping:
"Convenient and safe access to food and essential products at local grocery stores is more critical than ever during these uncertain times. Shoppers are understandably looking for credible and practical information about how to keep themselves, fellow shoppers and grocery workers safe and healthy. Today we are releasing a list of Top 10 Tips for Safe Shopping to help guide best practices for consumers.
"The California Grocers Association also continues to take steps to reassure consumers that grocery stores will remain open and that food and essential supplies remain plentiful through our 'Buy Smart. Don't Overfill Your Cart.' There is #Enough4All (https://enoughforallca.com) campaign.
"Getting shopping patterns back to normal and reducing stress on both shoppers and the distribution system can go a long way toward creating normalcy in our grocery stores."
Here are tips to help ensure a safe shopping experience for everyone:
About the California Grocers Association: For more than 120 years, the California Grocers Association has served as the voice of the state's grocery community. A nonprofit, statewide trade association, CGA's membership is comprised of over 300 retailers operating more than 6,000 brick-and-mortar stores, and approximately 150 grocery supply companies.
The Association is recognized as the leading resource in the areas of government and industry relations for California's food industry and its customers while also providing continuing education opportunities for industry employees and their children.
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SOURCE California Grocers Association