Consumers in the United Kingdom are hoarding again under the influence of COVID fears. Supermarkets now limit the number of items that can be bought for a number of products.
This is reported by several media in the United Kingdom, where again pictures of empty shelves appear in supermarkets. The country is more affected than the Netherlands by a resurgent number of coronabetes. This leads, among other things, to the return of lockdowns at local level.
Morrisons introduced limits first.
The northern Morrisons supermarket chain was the first formula to impose restrictions on customers. ’ This is a limit on a limited number of key products such as toilet paper and disinfectants’, a spokesman is quoted.
Tesco has introduced a limit of three pieces for five products: flour, pasta, toilet paper, baby wipes and antibacterial wipes. Formulas such as Waitrose and Iceland have also introduced restrictions in physical shops or the web supermarket. Asda says to keep a close eye on the case for now. This also applies to Sainsbury’s. Aldi calls customers in an open letter to keep shopping responsibly. The discounter assures them that there is no reason to hoard.