Published on February 7, 2014 | by Lydia Batham0
Shops shutting their doors
Shop Assistant Kathryn works in a store with an open door policy and told us “it’s freezing. We sometimes have layers challenges, and see how many coats we can put on. The ‘world record’ is every size.”
Kathryn – Open Door shop worker
But her manager Tom, tried closing the door last winter, and found that their footfall dropped by around 40 people a day, “people just don’t open the door when it’s closed.” That then impacts the money they make. While he agreed that closing the door would be better for the environment, and lower energy costs, he’s not convinced they’d make as enough money to notice the difference.
But Jeannie said that if customers want an item, they’ll do anything they can to buy it. She’d rather stores looked at the health impact that emmisions for diesel cars can have on their staff.