From today (April 17), Co-op stores across Northamptonshire and central England have relaxed the product restrictions implemented due to the coronavius pandemic.
The retailer has thanked suppliers, hard working colleagues and customers who only buy what they need for making this change possible.
Debbie Robinson, central England Co-op chief executive, said: “Thanks to the work of our colleagues and suppliers and support from our communities, we are pleased to be able to lift the majority of restrictions we have in place on products in our stores.
“We hope this will allow customers and members to fulfill their shopping needs, which may include multiple shops for others, in as few visits as possible, while maintaining availability for everyone.
“If our communities only buy what they need then there will be enough for all and restrictions will not have to return – by co-operating we can get through this uncertain time together.”
There are, however, some items that will still be restricted to a maximum of two per customer.
Baby milk, hand wash, cleaning products, tinned vegetables, fish and meat, pasta, flour and eggs will continue to be restricted to a maximum of two per customer.
Certain stores may also put in place further restrictions if they see stock levels falling and demand rising.
Customers are now being asked to support their communities by, when shopping for food and essentials, to continue to only buy what they need to ensure there is enough for everyone as Co-op stores continue to implement social distancing measures.
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