Our local Meijer’s (regional grocery chain) has replaced all of their shopping carts with a new type of cart. The new carts are all metal with some sort of blue coating on the metal. The coating looks like baked enamel but I’m not sure.
Personally, I liked the old carts better. They were a combination of metal and plastic and were much lighter. But, I guess the new carts represent progress.
One of the features of the new carts are dual beverage holders, one on each side of the handle. While the beverage holders seem to be functional, I am just not sure why you would need them. It is not like I am going to swing over to the beer cooler and grab me a 42 ouncer to drink while I am shopping. I suspect if I did, I would get into trouble.
You can buy hot coffee and fountain drinks in the store. But most people either buy them and then leave or they buy them and sit and drink them. I don’t think that I have ever seen anyone walking through the store, drinking a slurpy.
Grocery shopping is not an outing. It is a purpose driven event. When most people go to the grocery store, they go there for one purpose; to buy groceries. If they want a latte and a biscotti, they will go to Star Bucks.
On a side note, my cousin, the late Bob Adams, once pushed a shopping cart with his truck. He reported that they fall apart at about 60 mph. Alcohol was a factor.