Costcutter Supermarkets Group, the UK-based supplier to various independently owned convenience shops, recently partnered with Compass Group UK & Ireland to launch temporary pop-up stores in 20 NHS hospitals in England. This move will drastically help frontline workers access essential goods including bread and milk, especially following the closure of some retailers across the sites. These unbranded stores will be run by the hospitals' restaurant staff, with rigid health and safety measures in place.
Bill Randles, head of national retail accounts at Costcutter Supermarkets Group, said: “With a number of retail units forced to close due to the COVID-19 crisis, it is vitally important that the NHS staff at these hospitals can easily get hold of core grocery and household products that they need. That’s why we have worked hard to open these stores in record time and while the range of products that we are offering in these stores is limited by the facilities, we are confident that NHS key workers will find these everyday essentials helpful.”
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