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A customer pays at a Rabba store – the day the company began the installation of protective glass separators in all of its 34 local markets.

Rabba installs glass barriers at checkout

A customer pays at a Rabba store – the day the company began the installation of protective glass separators in all of its 34 local markets.

A customer pays at a Rabba store – the day the company began the installation of protective glass separators in all of its 34 local markets.

Rabba Fine Foods is installing countertop glass barriers that aim to offer maximum protection for both cashiers and customers.

Rabba. which operates local market and convenience stores in more than 34 neighbourhoods in the central and western parts of the GTA, began installing the protective barrier on Sunday and aims to have installation complete across the chain by Wednesday. Its store are open year-round, 24 hours a day.

“We are doing everything we can to stay open for our customers and, at the same time, to increase their safety and comfort while in our stores,” says Rick Rabba, president of Rabba Fine Foods, a family-run business with roots that go back to 1967.

The chain is posting in its stores educational signs and messages from local health authorities.

These latest initiatives are part of a broader pandemic-defence campaign  that has included an increase in disinfecting and sanitization of stores, introduction of gloves and hand-sanitizers for staff and education for staff and customers about proper hygiene, social distancing and staying at home when experiencing any symptoms.

“We have been working 24/7 in an effort to source quality products, bring them to our stores quickly and to keep them fairly priced,” says Rabba. “I could not be more proud of the Rabba team and express my gratitude to them, as well as our store managers, for their resilience during these times.”