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Watch: Coles supermarket under fire over ‘very dangerous’ find in store aisle – 7NEWS

A Coles customer has called on the supermarket giant to “do better” after making an alarming discovery at her local store.
Posting on TikTok, the NSW shopper Jeska showed scores of empty cardboard boxes and grocery items littered on the floor of one aisle.
WATCH ABOVE: Coles shopper spots concerning aisle mess
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“This is how Coles stacks all their stuff and just leaves it on the floor like that,” she said in the video.
While acknowledging that it was a “first world problem”, Jeska – who uses the handle Jeska.Lee on TikTok – said it could be dangerous.
“Coles – but seriously, do better maaaate. Someone could trip, or like… be offended,” the shopper said.
She later told 7NEWS.com.au: “It can definitely be dangerous. It wasn’t like zombie apocalypse dangerous but an elderly person, someone with a disability or even someone who is vision impaired could potentially hurt themselves.”
A Coles spokesperson has said the retail giant was “disappointed” by the shopper’s video.
“We want every customer to have a comfortable shopping experience when they shop at Coles,” the spokesperson told 7NEWS.com.au.
“We were disappointed to see the footage of the Coles aisles and have followed up with the store.”
While many agreed that the mess was “a hazard”, others defended staff at the Coles store in question.
“The cage where they put the cardboard could be full. They don’t stay there for long, just grab your stuff and go home,” said one.
“I work at Coles [and] do night fill, this is understandable when you [are] usually always down staff and have a s*** tonne of load to put on the shelf for customers,” said another.
A third wrote: “They have time limits to get stuff out onto the shelves. Especially when it’s late at night they leave it and come back afterwards.”
Wrote one more: “The workers are probably busy.”
Another responded: “Lady, every Coles does that. They do that before the store closes. If you want to have no rubbish, shop at day not literally before they close.”
However the customer hit back at the criticism – maintaining that she shopped in the afternoon.
“It was at 4pm. but still, if no one complained then things wouldn’t get fixed, perhaps they need more staff?” Jeska said.
She added that she while she was impacted by the mess, she was concerned more vulnerable shoppers might “get injured”.
“The disabled, the elderly person who trips, the vision impaired person who trips, the rushed person who trips. maybe them?” she said.
Many TikTok users agreed that the state of the aisle wasn’t acceptable.
“It’s still a hazard at any point in time. They’re told not to do this, they should be stacking it onto a cage and then emptying it out back,” said one.
Another responded: “I work at Coles and dayum, we may have a couple of boxes lying around but it’s never this bad. Usually the stocker will have like a trolley too.”
A third wrote: “It’s very dangerous, no matter how you look at it. What are they thinking?”
One more said: “To all the people calling her a Karen: when the aisles are like this, people with mobility aids can’t access the products.”
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