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Supermarkets ease restrictions limiting purchases

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31/03/2020
Aldi, Waitrose and Morrisons have eased restrictions put in place limiting the number of items shoppers can purchase in store.

Aldi introduced strict rules earlier this month to prevent stockpiling during the coronavirus crisis, with customers only able to purchase four of any product.

However, the supermarket said product availability was “now good”, so it has lifted the limits on most products from today.

Some restrictions will still apply across all UK stores.

The following items will still be restricted to four per customer:

  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Hand wash and soap
  • Shower gel
  • Bleach
  • Toilet tissue, kitchen towel, tissues
  • Nappies
  • Pasta
  • Canned tomatoes, canned beans and sausages
  • Part baked bread
  • Beers, wines and spirits

The following items will be limited to two per customer:

  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • UHT milk
  • Baby formula

Waitrose is removing its cap on on all fresh food bought in stores, from today.

Previously, the three item cap only excluded fruit and vegetables, beers, wines, cider and spirits as well Easter confectionery.

Now it excludes all fresh food such as meat, fish, poultry, deli, bakery, fresh soups, meals and desserts.

It continues to have a temporary cap on certain products on Waitrose.com.

Morrisons has increased the purchase limits on items to four items from three and removed some altogether. It will also create ‘local’ drop off points for customers to donate products to those in need.

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