The major supermarkets have come together to issue a joint letter in which they ask customers to be ‘considerate in the way they shop’.
The letter from the British Retail Consortium, is in response to the panic buying and stockpiling which is now become a daily occurrence around the country.
The letter reads:
“We know that many of you are worried about the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). We want to let you know that we are doing everything we can so that you and your families have the food and essentials you need.
“We are working closely with the Government and our suppliers to keep food moving quickly through the system and making more deliveries to our stores to ensure our shelves are stocked. Those of us with online deliverg and click-and-collect services are running them at full capacity to help you get the products
need when you need them.
“We thank all our colleagues in stores and supply chains who are working day and night to keep the nation fed. But we need your help too.
“We would ask everyone to be considerate in the way they shop. We understand your concerns but buying more than is needed can sometimes mean that others
will be left without. There is enough for everyone if we all work together.
“Together we can make sure we are looking out for family, friends, neighbours. Together we will care for those around us and those who are elderly, vulnerable or choosing to remain at home.
“We are doing all we can to rise to this challenge. Serving and keeping
and evergone who works with us safe will alwags be our priority.”