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Bynoe: Aim to protect staff and shoppers


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The owner of Carlton and A1 and Emerald City Supermarkets says his company is going all out to ensure the safety of staff and customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with strict adherence to social distancing.

That was the promise from managing director Andrew Bynoe after several shoppers found Emerald City Supermarket in Six Roads, St Philip, closed around 7 a.m. yesterday.

Workers had expressed concerns about their safety should the supermarket be filled with shoppers.Emerald City usually opens at 6:30 a.m., and the employees walked off the job at 6:40 a.m., only returning to their posts hours later, which significantly affected breakfast customers.  (BA/JS)

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