Uk news Tesco, Aldi, Asda, Morrisons and Lidl issue product rationing announcement MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Shoppers have been urged to shop sensibly at most supermarkets to avoid a repeat of the panic buying the country saw during the first peak of coronavirus in spring.
Breaking News ! There have been reports of panic buying in the aisles of Scots supermarkets amid fears that a second national lockdown is on its way. Pictures circulating social media show a number shelves stripped bare of some essential items, including toilet roll and kitchen roll. Similar scenes were spotted during the first peak of the coronavirus pandemic during the months of March and April. A number of supermarkets were forced to introduce limits on products that customers could buy to ensure that there was enough to go around for everyone. Read More Related Articles Thousands of PIP claimants may be owed up to £13k in DWP back payments - check if this affects you Some of the big supermarket firms have already announced measures to avoid a repeat of the first peak of coronavirus as infections begin to rise once again. A number of shops have reported increased demand for some products after the Scottish Government imposed further restrictions on the country last week. Scots are not allowed to mix with another household inside a private home, while pubs and restaurants must now close at 10pm every night. Read More Related Articles Scots grandad hailed 'best ever player' on The Chase after 20-question run Here’s everything you need to know about the latest rules put in place at some of the major supermarket chains. Morrisons Morrisons has introduced new measures to ensure that every customer gets what they need (Image: Getty) Morrisons was the first to introduce new measures last week in a bid to stop customers from stockpiling a number of items. The firm says it has seen an increase in demand after the new restrictions were announced in Scotland and across the rest of the UK. A range of items are now only available in maximum quantities of two or three. These include hand sanitisers, hand wash, rice, flour, toilet paper and a number of cleaning products. A spokesperson for the supermarket said: “We are introducing a limit on a small number of key products, such as toilet roll and disinfectant. “Our stock levels of these products are good but we want to ensure that they are available for everyone.” Read More Related Articles Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus update LIVE as students allowed to return home on long-term basis Read More Related Articles How to get the latest Scottish news stories sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Tesco Three item limits on some key items have been implemented to prevent panic buying (Image: Perthshire Advertiser) Tesco shortly joined Morrisons in implementing new rules of product rationing - but they have encouraged customers to continue to shop as normal. A three-item limit has been put in place for products such as flour, dried pasta, toilet roll, baby wipes and anti-bacterial wipes. The firm also says it has almost doubled its online capacity from 600,000 weekly delivery slots in March to 1.5 million in September. A spokesperson for Tesco said: “We have good availability, with plenty of stock to go round, and we would encourage our customers to shop as normal.
Sainsbury's has insisted that it has a "good availability" of stock
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Sainsbury’s has insisted that it has a good availability of products available and has decided not impose restrictions. Bosses have said that customers will be able to “shop safely and with confidence” in stores, despite the tightening of national restrictions. A spokesperson said: “We aren’t currently restricting products. Customers can continue to shop safely and with confidence in our stores, where they will see we have good availability.”
Aldi says it will review its policy on product rationing on a daily basis
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Aldi currently has no immediate plans to introduce product limits, but bosses have urged customers to “shop considerately”. The supermarket’s CEO Giles Hurley insisted that its stores “remain fully stocked”. In a letter to customers he said: “There is no need to buy more than you usually would. “We have remained open for our customers throughout the pandemic and will continue to have deliveries, often multiple times a day, across all of our products.” A spokesperson for Aldi confirmed that its policy on product limits will be reviewed day-by-day. Asda
Asda says that it has not seen changes in customer behaviour since new restrictions were imposed
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Asda says that it has seen ‘no changes in customer behaviour’ despite the tightening of restrictions. But it has urged customers to "shop responsibly." "No changes from us, we're not seeing any availability issues so we have not implemented any product limits and we continue to encourage our customers to shop responsibly", a spokesperson said.
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Lidl has insisted that local stores may implement product rationing if there is evidence of panic buying within a specific branch
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No product restrictions are in place as Lidl says it has a “good availability” of stock in Scots stores. But bosses have warned that specific stores could see limiting measures put in place if staff spot customers bulk buying. A spokesperson said: “We want to reassure our customers that we are currently not experiencing any product shortages and have good availability in stores. "We hope all customers will apply common sense and think of others when shopping so everyone is able to get the essentials they need. "If colleagues in our stores see customers starting to bulk-buy, they may decide to limit the purchasing of specific items at that store."
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