SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Costco Wholesale Corp said it will limit the number of shoppers at its new China store after overcrowding forced the U.S. big box retailer to shut it early on the opening day.
No more than 2,000 shoppers at any given time will be allowed into the store in a Shanghai suburb, Costco’s first in China, and local police will help to improve the flow of traffic near the store, it said on Wednesday.
Crowds - Store - Tuesday - Traffic - Jams
Large crowds had flocked to the store when it opened on Tuesday, causing traffic jams in the neighborhood.
Viral images online showed shoppers clambering to get in, jostling with others to snag roasted chickens and meat, and waiting in huge lines to check out.
Inconvenience - Members - Warehouse - Day - Shanghai
“We’d like to apologize for the inconvenience caused to our members on our warehouse opening day in Shanghai,” Costco said in a statement posted on WeChat,...
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