Aldi launches traffic light system for store access

The system will help control the number of customers entering and exiting stores

Written by Georgie Dobie

Posted 27.05.2020 | Retail

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Aldi is implementing a new automated traffic light system at entrances, to control the number of customers going in and out of stores.

The nationwide roll out of the new technology starts from this week following a successful trial. 

Traffic lights will signal when customers can enter stores based on individual store customer limits that are in line with two-metre social distancing rules. 

NHS and blue light worker priority access remains in place. These workers are encouraged to go to the front of the queue and other customers will be asked to continue to respect this. 

The traffic light system will run alongside the current measures already in place at all Aldi stores to ensure social distancing.  

This includes protective screens at checkouts, distancing markers on shop floors, sanitisation stations for customers as well as signage to offer clear guidance on how to shop safely. Stores are also encouraging one customer per trolley where possible. 

Richard Thornton, communications director at Aldi, said: “The protection and safety of our customers and employees is our top priority and this new system is an accurate and effective way to allow us to control customer numbers in stores. 

“The system’s trial was well received by our customers and we will be gradually rolling this new social distancing measure out nationwide from this week.” 


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