Publix brings wheelchair compatible shopping carts to stores


Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix is rolling out new shopping carts that are wheelchair compatible.

According to media outlet Fox 13 News, the cart is designed to hook in front of the wheelchair, making shopping easier for consumers by allowing wheelchair bound consumers to move freely throughout the store without having to push the cart. 

The carts are being rolled out gradually at different Publix locations as they replace the older and harder-to-navigate carts that were already in place to help those in wheelchairs.

Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegman’s Food Market also released a similar concept, by designing a shopping cart for families with children ages 2-8 (or up to 77 pounds) who require extra postural and head support. The cart features an open front allowing users to easily place a child in the seat, adjustable head and lateral supports, and a fully adjustable, cushioned five-point harness. It provides families with young children who have mobility restrictions a safer, easier way to grocery shop together.

To read the Fox 13 News article, click here.