Cub Foods orders disability-friendly Caroline's Cart for all Minnesota stores

4/2/2015



 


 


STILLWATER, Minn. - Cub Foods, the first grocer in the Twin Cities to offer Caroline's Cart to customers with special needs children, on Wednesday announced it is bringing the one-of-a-kind customized shopping carts to all 76 Cub stores in Minnesota, as well as one store in Freeport, Ill. The new carts began arriving at stores in late March and are expected to be available at all Cub Foods locations by the end of April.


 


Designed specifically for older children and adults with disabilities, Caroline's Cart combines the functionality of a wheelchair with a traditional shopping cart to make the in-store experience simpler, safer and more inclusive by eliminating the difficult task of maneuvering a wheelchair and grocery cart at the same time.


 


"Since our founding, it has been our goal to provide the best possible shopping experience to all of our customers," stated Mike Stigers, president at Cub Foods. "The positive response of shoppers who use Caroline's Cart led directly to our decision to expand to all Cub stores. We're proud to have the opportunity to make it easier for customers to include family members with special needs in their regular shopping trips."


 


"When I first designed Caroline's Cart, we set out on a mission to make it available to the families of millions of children with special needs throughout the United States — families just like ours," commented Drew Ann Long, Caroline's Cart designer. "It warms my heart to know that by offering Caroline's Cart at all locations, Cub Foods is providing families of those with special needs a convenient opportunity to enjoy the freedom of shopping together."


 


Cub Foods first introduced Caroline's Cart to the Twin Cities metro area at its Maple Grove store as part of a pilot program in 2014. 

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