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Lidl to roll out new traffic light queueing system in all stores nationwide

By Sarah Finnan

May 28, 2020 at 11:40am

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Lidl stores around Ireland will be implementing a new traffic light queue management system to help customers maintain proper social distancing while shopping.

A number of Lidl stores are trialling a new queue management system that will see doors operate in accordance with a set of traffic lights. Hoping to cut down on queue times, the new system is designed to control the number of shoppers entering and leaving the store at any one time.

Stores will make use of an automated traffic light and monitor system that will be installed at entrances, displaying 'stop' and 'go' messages to indicate to customers when it is considered safe for them to proceed and enter the store.

Lidl has been trialling the new system in five stores around the country, rolling the measures out to a further three stores in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Birr, Co. Offaly and Caherdavin, Co. Limerick. Saying that the trials have gone well, the queue management system will be introduced in all Lidl stores nationwide in the coming weeks.

Just one of the many measures the retailer has trialled and implemented over the past few weeks, the system hopes to alleviate some of the stress of doing the shopping under the current circumstances.

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