The Channel Islands Co-operative has ordered trolleys with seats big enough for to carry older children with special needs after an online campaign.
The society is taking delivery of eight of the trolleys, which have seats big enough for older children, with four each to be placed in its St Helier and St Peter Grand Marché stores.
The decision to order the trolleys was made after Jane Renouf, whose son Jayden has autism, launched an online campaign earlier this month asking for Island supermarkets to introduce them. More than 200 people have signed the petition to date.
Chief operating officer Mark Cox said the trolleys had cost £2,500, “which is not a significant amount and one that is worth paying to make life easier for our customers.”
He added: “We picked up on some concern from customers in Jersey from a customer who was having difficulty when going shopping with her child, who has special needs.
“We saw that these specialist trolleys were on the market and placed an order.”
Mr Cox said the society was the first retailer in the Channel Islands to respond to the concerns but more businesses were following suit.
The society has already introduced a number of measures to make shopping easier for people with disabilities, including mobility scooters, hearing loops and on-shelf magnifiers.