“You both reach for the same avocado and when your fingers touch, sparks fly” – that’s how the article leads. It continues:
Singles are invited to come to the store on May 28 between 7 and 10 p.m. Shoppers can put a red ribbon on their carts or basket to signify they’re single and open to mingling over kale.
There’s more in terms of history and context:
- The Liberty Village store in particular has many young professionals living in condos around it, and it already has a reputation as a meat market. “A handful of my girlfriends were like, that’s where the hot singles are,” said Kirsch.
- Hundreds of single Winnipeggers attended a similar single’s night at a Safeway earlier this year, but the store saw a drop in revenue that night because regular customers avoided the store and the singles didn’t buy much.
- A Safeway spokesperson told Metro at the time that the store wouldn’t try the experiment again but shoppers are welcome to signal they’re single any time by tying a produce bag to their cart.
Sources / More info: mn-sx