Moving” supermarket “Shinano machi go” 移動スーパー 信濃町号 started its operation.

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On 23rd July 2019, in Shinano machi, Nagano, Japan, “moving” supermarket “Shinano machi go” 移動スーパー 信濃町号 started its operation.



Ex geriatric care manager, Yoko Ando, is the originator to enable elderly people to do shopping and chance to be more cheerful and energetic.


At the moment, The supermarket travels 100 houses, dividing its route into 3, each route, once a week, in total 3 days in a week. They carry 1200 different kind of items, 400 species.


On the first day, The supermarket visited 35 houses. Yukiyo Kitamura 80 years old, female, said “I love this biscuit, it is very good’. Single elderly woman of 85 years old said “normally I use a delivery service or asking my son to shop on behalf of me, However it is very fun to shop by myself... Ando, the originator says, she wants to contribute so that elderly people could be more cheerful and energetic.



Shinano Mainichi Shinbun 2019. 7.24

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