The words "attention shoppers" are still sporadically used in some North Dakota stores, although they could signify more than just a shattered marinara jar.

In most cases, information about a limited-time discount or special pricing follows this announcement.

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Delivering emergency announcements over the business intercom is sometimes necessary to ensure the safety of consumers inside. If you are prepared to react appropriately in the event that you hear one of these coded messages, knowing what they imply is essential. Are you familiar with the code for a potentially harmful scenario in a store?

Stores may have these codes in order to alert staff before they make an announcement to shoppers

Important messages are frequently color-coded at retail establishments. These coded alerts could refer to anything from a retail injury to a weather-related disaster or perhaps worse. What many of these codes imply at a store like Walmart is explained in an intriguing Quora thread.

  • Code Black: Extreme Weather Conditions
  • Code White: Injury On-Site
  • Code Brown: An Act of Violence
  • Code Green: Hostage Situation
  • Code Blue: A Bomb Threat
  • Code Red: A Fire
  • Code Orange: Chemical Hazard
  • Code Adam: Lost Child

What does "Code Brown mean"?

This is no joke. If shoppers hear a "Code Bown" announcement, it's because an employee is trying to notify them of a violent incident happening in the store. Until the problem is fixed, you should vacate the area. sprint, not stroll. Avoid losing your composure and acting irrationally.

Other codes you may hear

While shopping at Walmart or a comparable retailer, you may hear codes other than color codes, according to BrokenSecrets.com. Many businesses have their own special announcements and ways of getting the cashiers to the front of the line.

  • Code 1: A shoplifter
  • Code 10: Wet Spill Cleanup
  • Code 20: Dry Spill Cleanup
  • Code 50: Bring In Shopping Carts

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