Survey carried out by the Food and Retail Commerce Union of São Paulo also shows an increase in delivery services
Even in the face of the scenario imposed by the pandemic on the supermarkets in São Paulo, 74% of the stores kept their staff stable according to a Sincovaga (Food and Retail Commerce Union of São Paulo) survey, made with 200 business in the city during the first week of August 2020.
From all participating supermarkets, 33% put on paid leave employees that are part of the risk group for Covid-19 and 21% resorted to any solution offered by the government, as paid vacation (44%); contract standstill (36%) and reducing work hours (20%). In relation to emergency measures, 86% of participants considered it positive, while 86% affirmed that new hygiene protocols adopted in stores increases cost.
According to Sincovaga’s survey, to 69% of the participants, safety measures are necessary in order to make the customer feel confident in the store. The study also shows that 55% of entrepreneurs used new sales tools, mainly the delivery system, which 85% of those surveyed will maintain even after the pandemic period.