Woolworths and Coles are reinstating some purchase limits across Victorian stores, amid the state’s recent spike in coronavirus cases and backtracking on restrictions.
The two supermarket giants have confirmed that they are reinstating product buying limits across stores in Victoria in a bid to prevent a second wave of “panic buying”.
Claire Peters, Woolworths managing director, reassured Victorians that its stores would remain open with “plenty of stock” for everyone.
“While we have healthy stock levels to draw on, we’re taking this precautionary step to help prevent excessive buying and support appropriate social distancing in our Victorian stores,” she said.
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According to 9News, Claire Peters said, “we have more than enough product for all of our customers if we all just buy what we need in our weekly shop.
“We’ll closely monitor demand across Victoria in the coming days and look to wind back the limits as soon as we can.”
The move comes after ugly scene of toilet paper fights that were captured few months ago amid supermarket panic buying rages. While vulnerable and eldery members of the community were left empty-handed.
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton today said there was “no need” to panic buy.
“There’s absolutely no need for it,” he said.
“People can go about their shopping as per normal.”