FairPrice truck stocks 200 grocery items to bring mini supermarket on wheels to people


Ashley Tan | July 15, 2021, 12:55 PM

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FairPrice on Wheels is an initiative aiming to make grocery shopping more convenient during the pandemic, especially for the more vulnerable elderly.

Recently on July 10, the mobile truck headed over to the Thomson Shunfu Precinct, and was parked at 308 Shunfu Road.

Photo from NTUC FairPrice / FB

Despite its size, you might be surprised at the items this mini mobile supermarket can hold.

It is packed with over 200 grocery items and daily essentials, ranging from snacks, bread, fruits, vegetables, rice and milk.

Here's a peek at the interior.

The walls of the truck are lined with shelves of goods.

Photo from Gan Siow Huang / FB

Photo from Gan Siow Huang / FB

There's even a chiller stocked with items.

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Popular among children and elderly

Marymount MP Gan Siow Huang shared about the truck in a Facebook post, stating that it was particularly popular among families with children and the elderly.

Photos online show a short queue forming outside the truck.

Photo from NTUC FairPrice / FB

Photo from NTUC FairPrice / FB

FairPrice on Wheels was first launched in the midst of circuit breaker in April 2020, and started off with a smaller van instead of a truck.

As compared to how shoppers are able to enter the truck now, shoppers previously had to browse through the goods from outside the van.

Purchase limits were also imposed for certain items back then.

Not only does this initiative bring essentials closer to residents, it minimises shoppers' exposure to Covid-19 outdoors.

Top photo from NTUC FairPrice / FB