French supermarket chain Carrefour‘s subsidiary in Brazil has seen its e-commerce sales more than triple over March, as first reported Reuters. Brazilians have stocked up food and supplies because of the coronavirus pandemic and isolation measures. The supermarket is selling more, however, it’s also spending more.
The cost of new hiring and other measures to cope with the pandemic may offset those gains, Carrefour’s chief executive told the media outlet. The company has started taking the staff’s temperature and customers entering its stores, hired workers to supply the absence of 3,000 employers in Brazil that have COVID-19 or are in group risk. Carrefour Brazil employs nearly 86,000 people.