Aldi limit hand sanitiser due to stockpiling

In a previous report on Hinckley Free Press yesterday, we noted how Aldi were out of hand wash and toilet rolls in their Holliers Walk supermarket.

Aldi supermarket signage (Mason Moore for Hinckley Free Press)

German discount giant, Aldi, have introduced plans to combat the excess number of hand sanitiser being purchased per customer due to the coronavirus fears.

Aldi had sold out of handwash yesterday (Mason Moore for Hinckley Free Press)

The supermarket, with locations in Hinckley on Holliers Walk and Watling Street, were sold out of these essentials due to fears that residents may have to self-isolate for two weeks if the coronavirus does hit the town of Hinckley.

Since the article going out yesterday, Hinckley Free Press have received a statement today from Aldi United Kingdom.

A spokesperson for Aldi said: “We have good product availability in our stores and are managing the increased demand for certain items.

“The only product with restrictions is hand sanitiser, which is limited to two per customer.”

Meanwhile other supermarkets have rolled out their own policies due to stockpiling during this time.

What are other retailers doing?

Sainsbury’s have been in contact with the British Retail Consortium regarding stockpiling.

Asda have revealed that they ‘stand behind the BRC’s statement’.

Tesco introduced their very own ‘common-sense approach’, where they are limiting items to five per customer on selected items – anti-bacterial products, dried pasta and UHT milk.

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