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Wegmans offers shopping carts to children with special needs

Posted at 4:15 PM, Jul 29, 2019

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WKBW) — Wegmans Food Markets is offering shopping carts for children with special needs.

The Firefly GoTo Shop cart is designed to help children with mobility restrictions. The cart gives children ages two through eight who require extra postural and head support an easier shopping experience.

The Firefly GoTo Shop is equipped with an open front allowing consumers to easily place their child in the seat, adjustable head and lateral supports, and a fully adjustable, cushioned five-point harness.

“At Wegmans, we are committed to providing incredible customer service to all our shoppers, and we’re always looking for better ways to make our stores accessible to everyone,” said Wegmans Community Relations Manager Linda Lovejoy. “When Liza Rudroff, a customer at our Alberta Drive store in Buffalo, New York, brought this cart to our attention and shared her family’s need, we recognized that there are more families, throughout all our market areas, who would benefit from the availability of this cart at our stores.”

Wegmans will become the first store in the US to offer the cart in all of its stores, according the grocery chain. The cart was designed by Leckey and manufactured by US cart supplier Peggs.