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Getting supermarket trolleys off the streets

Mark Fletcher
January 9th, 2014 · No Comments

trolleysI was pleased to see a local Coles supermarket introducing modified shopping trolleys that lock if you move them beyond the car park. This is an excellent move that will reduce trolleys being abandoned on the streets some distance from the supermarket.

So I saw this sign at a local Coles and my first reaction was well done Coles, thank you!  The reality, however, is that this benefits them commercially since lost trolleys are a significant cost for them. But I doubt many will see it with that cynicism. No, they will see this as Coles doing good for the community. … This is what we independent retailers are up against – amazingly well resourced and powerful businesses that virtually own the hearts and minds of people we want in our shops.

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