SPAR Zimbabwe introduces shopping hours for pensioners

March 26, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: COVID-19

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect more countries across the globe, SPAR Partners are showing swift and decisive actions to keep offering customers and team members a safe store environment. In Zimbabwe, SPAR Partners have implemented strengthened health and safety measures, as well as shopping hours in selected stores exclusively for senior citizens.

For the protection of customers and employees, SPAR stores in Zimbabwe have increased the frequency of cleaning procedures to ensure sanitised baskets and shopping trollies. SPAR Zimbabwe asks the public to try where possible to observe the 1-metre social distancing recommendation. This will also help maintain as much distance as possible from the cashier as customers proceed through the checkout. Hand sanitisers and disinfectant are available at tills and service counters for both customers and team members to use.

People over the age of 60, as well as those with health issues, are particularly vulnerable to the consequences of being infected with COVID-19. To help this more vulnerable group, SPAR Zimbabwe has introduced a pensioner’s shopping hour on Wednesdays and Fridays between 07:00 and 08:00 a.m., starting this week in selected stores.

During these dedicated time slots, pensioners can also receive a 10% discount on their purchases. To make use of these time slots, customers are asked to bring their ID so SPAR staff can confirm they are over the age of 60.

SPAR Zimbabwe is also actively helping customers become mindful of ways to safeguard their health during the outbreak by disseminating World Health Organisation approved guidelines on how to wash your hands properly and how to shop in a responsible manner.

Source: SPAR Zimbabwe

About SPAR Zimbabwe

In 1967, SPAR Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) signed a licence agreement with SPAR International and became the 13th country to join the SPAR worldwide organisation.

In late 2015, independent retailer, Darren Lanҫa, took over the licence to operate the SPAR Brand in this market after the previous licence holder made the decision to divest of this retail division.

In a challenging economic environment, SPAR Zimbabwe continues to grow its store network. It also remains actively involved in the local community, helping to make a difference through charitable SPAR sponsored events.