Modern Marvels: How Supermarkets Operate (S13, E52) | Full Episode | History

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What should I do when shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic? Practice social distancing while shopping – keeping at least 6 feet between you, other shoppers, and store employees. Keep your hands away from your face. Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds when you return home and again after you put away your groceries.

Can I get infected with the coronavirus disease from the groceries I buy? Currently there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19.

Can you contract the coronavirus disease from a package in the mail? Coronaviruses are thought to be spread most often by respiratory droplets. Although the virus can survive for a short period on some surfaces, it is unlikely to be spread from domestic or international mail, products or packaging.


Our need and desire for food has made the supermarket one of the great success stories of modern retailing. Making customers’ visits to the market as easy as possible has led to many tech advancements, in Season 13, Episode 52, “The Supermarket.” #ModernMarvels Subscribe for more from Modern Marvels and other great HISTORY shows:

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