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Customers Beg Coles & Woolworths To Reinstate Buying Limits

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It's like a sequel to a really bad movie, people have already started to buy copious amounts of toilet paper in Melbourne. 

As you know, Victoria has had an increase Covid-19 cases and this has promoted a second wave of panic buying of toilet paper.

Just yesterday (Tuesday June 23) pictures turned up on social media showing many empty shelves in some stores around Melbourne, where toilet paper used to be. 


This has prompted other shoppers to take to social media and plead with both Coles and Woolworths to bring back buying limits:

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Woolworths has asked customers to “only buy what you need”.

Coles is keeping a close eye on stock levels.

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Woolworths has reinstated a purchase limit of two items on toilet paper, hand sanitiser, paper towel, flour, sugar, pasta, mince, long-life milk, eggs and rice across its Victorian stores this afternoon.

The preventative move is in response to significantly elevated demand seen over the past 24 hours in certain parts of Melbourne.

It will support social distancing in stores and ensure more customers have access to the products they need.

The re-introduction of limits on select categories will only apply in Victoria because that’s where the early signs of a demand surge is occurring.

They will also apply to online orders.

Read more HERE



Coles is implementing a number of temporary measures to improve the availability of key food and grocery items in our Victorian supermarkets and to help our customers shop safely.

The following purchase limits are now in place at all Coles supermarkets in Victoria, as well as Lavington, Albury and Deniliquin in NSW:

Toilet paper 1 Pasta      2
Hand sanitiser 2 Mince 2
Paper towel 1  UHT milk 2
Flour 2 Eggs 2
Sugar 2 Rice 2

Read more HERE


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