What to expect next time you go to the grocery store

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Trips to the grocery store aren’t what they used to be.

For many of these essential businesses, there are new standards for day to day operations.

Including adjusting store hours to give staff more time to clean and restock, and safety precautions like Plexiglas at the checkouts.

Plus, there are employees whose shifts are dedicated to cleaning carts before and after use.

One local grocery store says there’s less foot traffic, but when people do shop, they really stock up.

There’s no way to plan for what’s next, but keeping up with people’s needs is a priority.

“We’re doing the best we can, I think we’re adapting pretty well doing those things. But some of those hot commodity items are pretty tough. We are seeing some of them filter back in. We do what we can, and give everybody what they need and what they’re looking for,” said Doug Zumach, Store Director the Copeland Ave. Festival Foods.

He says pick-up orders have doubled and more people are using delivery apps like InstaShop.