Display company develops social distancing dividers

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A rendering of the social distancing displays designed by Peachtree Packaging & Display.

A packaging and display producer has developed social distancing displays that are available to retailers. The corrugated divider units provide visual and physical cues to encourage customers to stay at least six feet apart when shopping but also have room for branding messages or safe shopping tips.

Peachtree Packaging & Display, based in Lawrenceville, Ga., said the displays have been designed to be tall enough for shoppers to see at eye-level height, include custom-shaped extensions so the displays can complement current store fixtures, and they are sturdy and easy to assemble.

The idea behind the divider units is that they can be used to section off high-traffic areas that are open area, such as the produce department or dairy, or they can enforce distancing guidelines in long lines as markers for safe distancing.

Peachtree is a packager and display producer, having developed and rolled out displays for private label brands at Whole Foods, Walmart, Kroger, Wa-Wa and more. 

The distancing displays are a physical reminder of habits that must be maintained in stores during the coronavirus pandemic but the dividers can also display key brand messages and safe tips for shopping.

"Since social distancing is the new normal for the foreseeable future, businesses need ways to adapt so they can continue to operate. These dividers will help them promote distancing guidelines and hopefully create safer shopping conditions for everyone," said Pete Galbiati, director of marketing for Peachtree Packaging & Display.