Hope for business pick-up
SOME BUSINESSES IN Speightstown, St Peter, are looking forward to reopening on June 2, with the alphabet shopping system being scrapped, but not all are certain about their future.
Last Thursday, Attorney General Dale Marshall announced that shopping by name would be shelved and Bajans would now be able to do so anytime they needed.
At Jordan’s Supermarket, supervisor Katherine Branch said the scrapping of the alphabet system would bring more people out.
“I think not using the alphabet system will generate a bit more business because people have been calling and asking, being it is not their day, if they can come; they just needed one or two items,” she said.
Branch noted that people probably would only pick up the necessities as most of them had been at home since March 28 when Barbados was first placed under a 24-hour curfew. (RA)
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