Woolworths limits toilet paper, painkiller purchases

Woolworths is reinstating purchase limits on toilet paper and painkillers nationwide in response to supply chain constraints, and has added restrictions to meat buys in Western Australia.

The supermarket giant will limit toilet paper and painkiller products to two packs per customer.

“This is a precautionary move following recent food and grocery supply chain constraints and pockets of increased demand across selected categories,” it said in a statement.

In Western Australia, there will also be a limit of two packs per customer of mince, sausages and chicken products “due to signs of excessive buying”.

It follows the company bringing in limits on rapid tests of one purchase per customer.

Woolworths director of stores, Jeanette Fenske, said it will continue to monitor product availability across stores.

“Customers will notice some gaps on shelves but we’re doing all that we can to meet demand,” she said. She said Woolworths was continuing to see supply chain challenges affecting stock levels across the country.

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