Certainly by now you have seen those new ultra-long SUV type shopping carts, where the kids sit in the plastic car in front and pretend to steer down the isles? They are excellent for Store Managers since it keeps kids from pulling items off the shelves. This causes unnecessary spillage, product loss and time and energy to tidy up the mess. Makes a lot of sense and the youngsters seem happy, stay taken care of and do not get run over by fast moving shoppers as if you and I. Zooom!
One thing you might not have considered is that retail merchandisers are actually putting kids type products on the lower shelves. And companies selling things that kids like pay to be on those lower shelves rather than only at the standard eye degree of kids sitting in shopping carts, which is closer to the eye degree of adults. This means they are freeing up a few of that high rent space and able to put more items lower, that they can charge for also, this is helping their shelf space programs they sell to manufacturers of retail products.
stuffies toy who sell products may wish to be thinking here for anyone who is selling to spoiled children that are now riding reduced the carts yelling; "mommy, I want, want!" In essence the children's department at the grocery stores is now split to two levels and the food markets are loving it