September 18, 2020

Coronavirus: Aldi, Morrisons and Waitrose lift some restrictions

Aldi, Morrisons and Waitrose are easing restrictions on some of their products which were imposed in the wake of stockpiling earlier this month.

All the major supermarkets restricted customers to buying fixed amounts of individual items to keep shelves full.

Aldi is now scrapping limits completely on all but a few items, while Morrisons and Waitrose have also removed some limits and changed others.

Meanwhile, grocery sales in the UK were at record levels in March.

Aldi customers will be able to buy as many as they want of most items in its stores.

However, they will only be allowed to purchase four of some – including hand wash and soap, toilet roll, certain canned goods and alcohol – and two of antibacterial hand gel, UHT milk and baby formula.

Morrisons is upping the limits on some items from three to four per customer and removing some altogether to make it easier for people to donate to food banks.

The supermarket will create local drop-off points for customers to donate products to others and will distribute £10m of food to food banks itself.

Supermarkets ‘drastically’ cutting product ranges
Waitrose is removing its cap on all fresh food, so meat, fish, poultry and other fresh goods can now be purchased freely along with fruit and vegetables.

Alcohol and Easter confectionery are also not subject to limits, although restrictions do remain on certain items.

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Co-op are not changing their policies on restrictions at the moment.

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