Looking for a Wellcome change

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 28 December, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 28 December, 1999, 12:00am

I refer to Jason Hutchings' letter ('Aisles obstructed in stores', South China Morning Post, December 16) about the shelve blockades in a Wellcome supermarket.

I have come across the same situation at the Wellcome supermarket near Style House, in Causeway Bay.

I am afraid that this is not an individual situation but a general way of store management among Wellcome supermarkets.

Not only do the filling shelves compromise emergency exits but those shelves are taller than eye level and are movable like trolleys - children can be trapped or crushed in the middle of those heavily loaded filling shelves without anyone noticing.

The store near Style House has an additional downside - the dirty yellow shopping baskets double as make-shift garbage bins.

I once asked the cashier whether they washed the shopping baskets regularly. The reply was an embarrassing smile.

Wellcome managers need to change their way of store management before it becomes a culture.