An Aldi store recently issued a notice banning all topless customers from entering their store during the heatwave.
Aldi’s Rhyl store in North-East Wales has introduced a dress code and even displayed a notice on the doorway, reading:
“For hygiene reasons, we respectfully request that all customers keep their shirts on whilst in the store during the hot weather. Thank you for your co-operation and enjoy the sun!”
The store’s management team introduced a dress code as customers complained that some of the half-naked shoppers were visibly sweating, raising hygiene concerns.
One Aldi shopper agreed with the decision saying: "I can see why they have done it. At the end of the day I don't want people sweating all over the food I am picking up."
Another said: “It's off-putting. It could put you off your tea!”
One shopper said: “I wouldn't do it, not in a food place anyway.”
With the scorching temperatures set to continue throughout August, other supermarket chains may be forced to follow suit.
This isn’t the first time a supermarket has issued its own dress code notices.
Two years ago Tesco made a similar decision to ban customers from wearing pyjamas or coming in bare feet in a branch in Cardiff.
At the time a spokesman said: “This is to avoid causing offence or embarrassment to others.”
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