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Co-op introduces customer limits

Online trolls criticised for abuse

The Co-op has announced it will be limiting the number of customers allowed into its Isle of Man stores at any one time.

The decision came after Area Manager Andy Corrie revealed in a post on its Facebook page how a small minority of the public to be abusing members of staff and heavily criticising the store on social media.

From now on, thirty-five people will be allowed into the big Ramsey store, and six to eight customers in the rest of Co-op shops here – following the 'one in, one out' rule.

Customers could be barred from stores if they do not comply to regulations.

The food retailer is also calling for people to only buy what they need, to keep the number of shopping trips to a minimum and to be more kind and respectful towards other customers and its staff.

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