Necessity Is the Mother of All Invention
Feature Article in Produce Show Daily for FMI Connect 2015, 6/09/2015
Necessity Is the Mother of All Invention: The C3 Device For Complete Cart Control
A typical supermarket must retrieve over 5000 shopping carts from the parking lot each week—and that’s if only 33% of customers use a cart.*
Unfortunately, cart attendants routinely injure themselves from the physical strain of pushing and especially turning a heavy line of shopping carts. Also, shopping carts routinely get away from attendants, occasionally striking cars or people.
The C3 Device for Front-end Operations
The patented C3 Device is an elegant, innovative solution to serious issues associated with shopping cart retrieval, which is: labor-intensive, physically demanding and hazardous to property and guests. The C3 Device was developed with the cart attendant in mind, to make their job: easier, safer, more productive.
The Benefits of the C3 Device
The patented C3 Device has become an industry standard among the nation’s leading grocers and retailers thanks to its compelling benefits:
- It reduces costly wear-and-tear on non-pivoting casters (flat spots created by scraping a line of casters laterally while maneuvering them).
- It increases productivity—thanks to reduced fatigue and the fact that more carts can safely be retrieved per trip.
- It reduces the likelihood that an employee will sustain a strain-induced injury from pushing a line of carts.
- It reduces company costs related to runaway shopping carts.
Photo description: Due to the ergonomic benefits of lifting some of the non-pivoting cart casters, maneuvering 8 shopping carts with the C3 Device usually requires less force than 5 without.
Visit C3 LLC at booth 2719—west of the FMI Member Lounge—for more information and to try the C3 Safety Rope today. C3LLC.com
*Based on 2013 FMI Supermarket Facts: A median weekly sales of $482,160 per supermarket with an average of $30.62 in sales per transaction.