LAKELAND, Florida – Florida shoppers will notice that the next time they are in a Publix supermarket, the one-way directional arrows have been quietly removed from the aisles.
Publix implemented the one-way aisles in April 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The one-way arrows, face masks, and other social distancing measures put in place by retailers have often led to confrontations between customers.
“I guess Publix has solved its issues with incivility by completely removing directional arrows from all aisles,” one customer Tweeted.
809 of Publix’s 1,243 stores are located in Florida. The remaining stores are in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.