Coronavirus: Sainsbury’s announces new purchasing measures

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Sainsbury's a annoncé de nouvelles mesures pour assurer la sécurité de son personnel et de ses clients pendant la pandémie de coronavirus.

Items were rationed to three per customer after the panic left the shelves empty. Supermarkets have also introduced queue systems to limit the number of people in a store at a time.

Sainsbury general manager Mike Coupe has said that some of these restrictions will be lifted, but new measures will be introduced.

Customers are invited to send one adult per household to its stores starting yesterday (Friday, April 3).

Coupe said, “It helps us keep people at a safe distance and also helps reduce the line-ups to enter the stores. Our store teams will ask groups of more than one adult to choose an adult to shop and ask other adults to wait. Children are of course welcome if they cannot stay at home. “

As inventory continues to build up after panic purchases, Mr. Coupe said most customers are now confident they can find what they need.

“We have looked at whether we should limit the number of items people still buy,” he said.

“I’m happy to tell you that we will start removing the limits from Sunday. Limits will remain in place for the most popular items, including UHT milk, pasta and canned tomatoes.

“We immediately removed the limits for Easter eggs because we know families often want to buy more than three and we have a lot of them in all stores and online.”

Sainsbury’s has increased its online delivery time to 600,000 by the end of next week, up from 370,000 two weeks ago.

Screens are also installed at the cash desks in each supermarket, convenience store and Argos collection point.



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