When COVID-19 began to shut down the global economy, governments took the extreme step of ordering businesses to shut down that were deemed non-essential.
This had a twofold affect:
1) A very limited number of large scale grocers and pharmacies took on the work of exclusively supplying an entire population that previously included a broader network of smaller, local businesses.
2) Created new requirements and health regulations to promote social distancing and minimize human to human contact.
Out of this crisis, a team of people from New Zealand, led by a former Queenstown resident now based in the USA, formed Safer Lines – queue management software for retailers.
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