The government has again ramped up coronavirus precautions, enforcing a nationwide curfew and limiting the numbers of people in one group who can meet. Some supermarkets have responded by imposing limits as panic buying has seen an uptick in some areas.
Where are there limits on products?
Tesco has limited sales on certain items since the government latest lockdown guidance.
There is a three item per customer limit on flour, dried pasta, toilet roll, baby wipes and some other wipes.
Tesco has “introduced bulk-buy limits on a small number of products” to “ensure that everyone can keep buying what they need”.
It said: “We have good availability, with plenty of stock to go round, and we would encourage our customers to shop as normal.”
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Morrisons has also limited sales of certain items.
Like Tesco, the supermarket claims the move is to benefit shoppers and ensure they can get what they need, not because of a lack of stock.
A Morrisons spokesperson told ITV news that although there is plenty of stock available, they have already implemented buying limits.
They 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.”
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Asda is not at the time of publishing enforcing a limit on any items.
Sainsbury’s has announced on it’s website it will be enforcing some restrictions on products.
Sainsbury’s website states: “We are experiencing extremely high demand for certain products and as such have introduced some quantity restrictions.
“We have started to remove limits on the number of certain non-essential products you can buy. Limits will remain in place on pain relief and cold and flu products and Type IIR Approved Face Masks.”
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Aldi’s CEO Giles Hurley wrote to customers on Tuesday to outline Aldi’s next steps.
He wrote: “I would like to reassure you that our stores remain fully stocked and ask that you continue to shop considerately. 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 daily deliveries, often multiple times a day, across all of our products.”
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In other supermarket news, Aldi’s Christmas hamper is back.
There are seven different themes to choose from this year with prices starting at just £19.
The cheapest of the hampers is The Christmas Favourites Hamper which is available online at £19.41.
In total there are five goodies inside including a bottle of Specially Selected Argentinian Malbec, Iced Fruit Cake, Moser Roth Salted Caramel Truffles, a Chocolate Florentine Selection and Strawberry & Champagne Preserve.