UK Supermarket to Offer Quiet Hour for Customers Who Hate Noisy Supermarkets.
The UK Asda chain is trying out a quiet hour at one store in Manchester. During this hour, escalators will be stopped and display TVs and music will be turned off. According to store manager Simon Lea, “the sixty minutes of silence was aimed at autistic shoppers who struggle with loud noises – but the idea has also been welcomed by thousands of locals fed up with the constant racket in supermarkets.”
We hope this is a huge success and that Asda’s example encourages other businesses to follow suit.
Link via QuietEdinburgh.