Coronavirus (COVID-19) case studies

See examples of how the food and grocery industry is implementing best in class initiatives to help combat Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Presentations

15/04/2020
Rice dispensing units have been set up around Vietnam to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
15/04/2020
To help guarantee the safety of shoppers and staff and reduce the spread of COVID-19, a startup in Brazil has created an Ultraviolet (UV) decontamination unit for shopper carts and the products in them. Units cost about GB£1,000 (US$1,260).
15/04/2020
To help protect shoppers and staff, by reducing the queues forming at stores’ entrances, due to limiting shopper numbers in the store, Coop Liguria has started a digital booking service.
14/04/2020
The manager of the Intermarché supermarket in Boussu, Belgium has installed a decontamination tunnel at the store’s entrance.
08/04/2020
CHEP, which is engaged in the provision, maintenance and transport of millions of platforms, including pallets, has been working with retailers and suppliers on switching to half pallets for certain mid-velocity products.
07/04/2020
Edeka has installed a humanoid robot in one of its supermarkets in Lindlar to encourage customers to keep a safe distance from each other to try to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).
07/04/2020
Leading US retailer, Kroger, is using its existing QueVision queue management technology to monitor customer traffic and enable proper in-store physical distancing.
06/04/2020
Diageo, maker of Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff, has pledged to help create over 8m bottles of hand sanitiser.
06/04/2020
Students from the Polytechnic of Milan have created an app that indicates in real time the length of queues at food stores.
06/04/2020
Aldi Suisse has added electronic crowd monitoring systems at 110 of its busiest stores.