If you’re offering more bulk or packaging free items, more of your shoppers won’t be bagging them: Make sure you offer shopping carts that are rust free…especially if you are on the coast. It’s common for customers to use the child seat on a cart as a “fresh basket.” This is one of the most rust prone areas on a metal cart.
One way shoppers are using less single-use plastics is by skipping produce bags, and placing items directly into their cart. While this helps the planet, it creates a new risk for the shopper - contamination from a rusty metal shopping cart. Rust and bacteria dwell in the crevices of wire mesh and can transfer to unprotected food. The Bemis Retail Solutions all-polymer cart never rusts, and has fewer nooks and crannies inside the basket to trap contaminants. The hygroscopic polyethylene also won’t absorb moisture, ensuring that when you wipe down or clean your cart, it is truly clean. Along with unbelievable durability and an enhanced shopper experience, Bemis carts give your customers peace of mind that their produce makes it to the checkout as fresh as when they selected it.
Did we mention that Bemis carts are more environmentally friendly than metal ones? Check out our sustainability report to learn more.