The Grocery Industry has been ON NOTICE for years that this problem exists -- insurers, risk managers, and safety folks like the Storefront Safety Council have all documented the problem. Programs that have been announced and/or already underway by companies in the grocery industry are being praised and recognized by many, including our own Storefront Safety Initiative. On that topic, please see www.storefrontsafetyinitiative.org
With something more than 60 vehicle-into-building crashes per day, storefront crashes are a national problem. They will not stop by themselves. If a company announces a safety program and does a poor job of follow-through, what is the message they are sending to employees and customers? Ask Cumberland Farms, who lost a Massachusetts case last year that will cost them several tens of millions of dollars in damages for a single wrongful death of a customer.
Three accidents in three months. It doesn't have to be this way.