The ability of owners/managers to quickly adapt to change is the hallmark of a successful business.
Businesses which respond slowly or not at all, those which can not create nor define new protocols as they are needed will fail.
It is truly a ‘no brainer’.
The Covid-19 virus shows up, one needs to obey the social distancing, hand sanitising requirements.
Curfews are being put into place, so opening earlier and closing earlier will be required to maintain a semblance of ‘normality’ when it comes to operation.
Supermarket A opens at 8 and people flock in and out without having to join a line. It closes at 8 pm.
Supermarket B opens at 8:30 and has a line and closes at 9 pm.
The government decides on a curfew from 8 pm to 6 am every day.
This will mean that the supermarket can not stay open until 9 or even 8. It must close by 7.
Supermarket A can more easily move to opening at 7:30 and closing at 7. This isn’t much of a problem.
Supermarket B which has not altered its opening hours will have to totally rearrange schedules.