Looks like it’s starting with candy. What’s next? Meat? Produce?
— Carolyn Green🇺🇸♻️ (@candidCarolyn) January 13, 2022
Frustration among shoppers is prompting retailers to test a new type of locked case that can be opened with your smartphone.
When 29-year-old Jonnai Jones ran out of Aveeno face wash, she headed to the nearby Walgreens in Irvington, New Jersey, to pick some up. The bottle, like many other products, was locked up, forcing her to wait in line and ask an employee at the register to go unlock it and let her buy it.
“The waiting was an inconvenience,” said Jones, who usually tries to remember to reorder products on Amazon before she runs out. “When I do pop in the store in person it’s because I need the item right away.”