I wrote to a New York state supermarket chain, to find out what their rules regarding barefoot patrons. Did not really expect too much, and rightfully so.
Here is their email back to me:
Dear Mr. **********
Thank you for contacting Price Chopper; we apologize for our delayed response.
Our policy requiring shoes is for liability reasons. Our customers’ safety is our number one priority while they are shopping in our stores. While we understand your comments regarding not holding us liable, we know that there are too many risks associated with customers not wearing shoes. Regretfully, we can not accept a release allowing you to shop in our stores without shoes. We are sorry for any disappointment.
Customer feedback helps us improve our service and our products. Price Chopper values your business and we look forward to serving you again.
Consumer and Marketing Services Supervisor Price Chopper Supermarkets
Customer Communication Center * ###-###-####
Mon – Fri 8:30am to 7:00pm * Sat – Sun 10:00am to 4:00pm
The information contained in this communication is privileged and confidential information intended only for the person or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient (or someone responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient), please be aware that any dissemination or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you received this communication in error, please notify us by telephone at (518) ###-####.
Again we go with the liability story, which there is no way to call them on. What is so confidential about this email? don’t they want everyone to know this supermarket hate bare feet?
Another business added to the uneducated, and myth infested list.