This Mothering Sunday, Morrisons Manchester Piccadilly Gardens will open Mums-only checkouts to speed up their shopping trip so they can go home and put their feet up.
Morrisons own figures (research conducted by FlyResearch, surveying 1,000 British mums) reveal that 37 per cent of mums will visit a supermarket on Mothering Sunday to do the weekly shop. A fifth of mums say the special day is normally over by 12 noon as ‘normal service’ resumes with the average Mother’s Day lasting just over 6 hours.
Morrisons ‘Mums Lanes’ will be dedicated to Manchester’s mums. Each lane will be staffed by Checkout Assistants specially selected for their friendliness. Assistants will offer to scan items at a speed to suit each individual mum – whether they want a relaxed pace and a chat, or a quick checkout as they are in a rush. They will also help pack the shopping, should mums wish.
In addition, Morrisons Checkout Assistants will help entertain the children – by asking them to identify different sorts of supermarket products and by inviting them to see how they operate the tills. The aim is to make the shopping experience as easy and enjoyable as possible for mums and their families.
Christopher Hughes, Store Manager at Morrisons Manchester Piccadilly Gardens, said, “The reality of Mother’s Day is that some mums end up doing lots of chores! So, for mums who shop with us on this special day, we want to serve them better by creating a ‘Mum’s Lane’ checkout.”
Over 30,000 pink Gerbera flowers from Morrisons Flowerworld will be given to mums as they pass through the checkout on the day. The gesture is designed to say thank you to mums and reignite the tradition of giving mum a flower on Mothering Sunday.