For example, Decathlon Hungary allows 5-7% fewer customers to enter its stores than is legally required to ensure that it avoids any disturbances. MTI’s corporate communications director, Lilla Herczeg, said the audit was resolved by having a security guard in every store as well as an app for counting incoming and outgoing customers. He added that there might be a wait for smaller stores because of this. The sports supermarket chain has only limited opportunities to test sports equipment due to the pandemic, and it still keeps the sports fields near its stores closed.
Ikea also allows fewer clients than the legal limit. The Swedish furniture chain offers a visit limit of 15 square meters for a single customer, so there can be 1,100 people in Örs Vezér Square, 1,000 in Budaörs, and 1,300 in Soroksár at the same time, according to the company. They offer a visitor counting system that allows shoppers to check the current free capacity of stores on the website in advance. Due to the preparatory work, clients are expected to arrive at Budaörs Square and Örs vezér from Friday, while in Soroksár from Saturday, with regular business hours. Restaurants, cafes and playgrounds in stores will remain closed.
MediaMarket stores have also reopened, with one visitor per 10 square meters in the stores, except for those under the age of 14, those over the age of 65, and helpers for people with disabilities. Access is also controlled by MediaMarkt employees at most stores using an app. The company’s managing director, Gábor Szilágyi, predicts that with the issuance of the temporary store closures, physical store turnover will return to the level it was before the closure within weeks. He stated that in the weekend before the store closed, the store had tripled in size and the number of visitors on the MediaMarkt online store had also increased by 70 percent. He indicated that after the opening, a more balanced change in traffic is expected.
Spar stores can only be accessed through the shopping cart or shopping cart, and the shopping cart or shopping cart can only be used by one customer. This means that only a large number of shopping carts and shopping carts are available at the entrance to the stores as there are people in the sales area at the same time, according to a government decree. The exceptions to this rule are minors under the age of 14 and assistants over the age of 65 or with disabilities, according to Mark Mazzelka, head of communications at Spar Hungary at MTI.
In general, he added, the opening hours of the company’s stores will be extended so that customers have more time to shop, and the current opening information is available on the spar.hu website in the store locator.
Auchan predetermined the maximum number of passengers in its stores at one time, which was, moreover, set to be lower than the permissible number. The number of customers inside is constantly monitored. They added that they did not experience any interruptions after the first day, and neither the hours nor the square meter restrictions caused any problems for their customers. They adhere to the strictest epidemiological regulations, wearing a mask and staying 1.5 meters away is still mandatory, and it is also indicated by warning stickers, floor stickers, and security personnel.
Several stores indicated that the opening is ripe Difficulties Cause them too.