How The Pandemic Has Changed Shopping Habits

Did you know Supermarket shopping trolleys have 361 times more bacteria than a toilet or door knob?

After scientists tested a group of trolley handles across a range of sectors they found that three quarters of them contained extremely harmful  bacteria such as E.coli and salmonella. 

The pandemic has made everyone much more aware of the cleanliness of many things, such as petrol pumps, card readers, shop doors and trolley handles. Retailers need to make sure they are doing everything they can to encourage customers to return to their store and provide a safe environment. 

Introducing HyLayer...

We are now working with HyLayer to provide retailers with a new invention to protect users from bacteria and viruses, including Coronavirus. HyLayer have created a clear plastic film that kills 99.9% of bacteria. The film simply wraps around the trolley handle, the handle artwork can still be seen as the film is clear. The film has been tested by an independent microbiology laboratory to ISO 22196 standards.

We completed our own research in 2020, after asking 2000 adults we found more than HALF are worried about catching COVID and other illnesses in supermarkets. They also consider if the store is advertising that they are cleaning their trolleys and shopping basket handles. After the pandemic, 38% of shoppers said they are more likely to return to a store and show them loyalty if they had a good cleaning regime. 

The HyLayer handle film works 24/7 and even after the handle has been wiped with antibacterial solution. The film does not tarnish and is easy to maintain, it will not bubble or peel and will remain smooth and clear. The film is continuously breaking down potentially hazardous microbes even when the trolley is not in use. With the film, you will receive an information sticker to put on the trolley handle, which will advertise to the customers that the trolley has been made secure. HyLayer will help improve customer loyalty in your store.


If this is something you are interested in and would like more information, please contact us on 01235 850368 or

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