Pak'nSave store dedicates lane to elderly shoppers amidst panic buying

Publish Date
Friday, 20 March 2020, 11:42AM

As Kiwis continue to panic buy amidst the coronavirus outbreak, one Pak'nSave supermarket is going to extra lengths to look after their elderly customers.

This week Pak'nSave Gisborne announced it would now have a dedicated lane for its elderly customers.

"Looking after our customers," the store wrote on Facebook.

"We now have a dedicated lane for our elderly customers. We ask that our customers please respect this so they have a safe and easy experience through our store."

And the initiative has been met with a positive response.

One follower on the page wrote: "Gizzie always was a wonderful store. Good on them putting our elderly first. Hopefully, others will follow suit."

• Tom Hanks gives health update after testing positive for coronavirus
• Céline Dion, Cher, Billy Joel and Michael Bublé postpone concerts amidst coronavirus outbreak

Another added: "Awesome job for our senior citizens, hope all supermarket chains do the same. Protect our most vulnerable please".

The move comes after Australian supermarket giant Woolworths introduced a dedicated shopping hour for the elderly and people with disabilities.

Take your Radio, Podcasts and Music with you