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Buying limits introduced after panic buyers empty shelves in WA

Liam Bartlett
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Coles has introduced buying limits on a number of items at stores in Western Australia, following chaotic scenes of panic-buying across the state.

WA general manager of Coles, Pat Zanetti, told 6PR’s Liam Bartlett cues began to form at 11.30am yesterday before the announcement was even made.

“For the lockdown period we have put a limit of one pack per customer for toilet paper and for paper towel,” he said.

“And then a number of products like rice, flour, sugar, eggs, is two products per customer.”

He said after the chaotic scenes yesterday, “today has been a challenge”, but stores will be replenished by tonight.

“We have got a warehouse full of stock, all that stock will be delivered this afternoon into tonight,” he said.

“We will replenish stores overnight and we will open up in pretty good shape tomorrow morning.”

From tomorrow all Perth metropolitan Coles stores will open from 7am.

“Stay calm it’s only five days, and we are open every day,” Mr Zanetti said.

A full list of product limits can be found below.

Click play to hear more on 6PR Mornings.

(Photo: iStock by Getty Images.)

Coles’ WA buying restrictions:

One pack per customer:
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
Two packs per customer:
  • Fresh white milk
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Chilled pasta
  • Liquid soaps
  • Poultry thighs
  • Poultry breasts
  • Tissues
  • Mince
  • Burgers
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Sausages
  • Frozen chips
  • Long life milk
  • Canned meals
  • Pasta
  • Canned fish
  • Flour
  • Canned vegetables
  • Rice
  • Pre-packed seafood
  • Sugar
  • Noodles
  • Eggs
  • Face masks

 

Liam Bartlett
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