Supermarkets Stock Up On Flour And Eggs

Supermarkets Stock Up On Flour And Eggs

A ‘perfect storm’ of a potential second lockdown and the return of The Great British Bake Off have forced supermarkets to ensure there is ample supply of flour and eggs, as people take to home baking again.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the major supermarkets are implementing rationing on certain key items over fears panic buyers could empty the shelves as they did back in March this year.

The return of the popular baking show, now with new host Matt Lucas, has often seen a surge in the demand for baking ingredients, but with fears of further lockdowns, the prospect of further shortages has seen Tesco taking pre-emptive action by introducing a limit of three packs of flour per customer.

Retailers and millers say they have worked to ensure good supplies.

Waitrose’s home baking buyer Natalie Breslin said: “With current restrictions on gatherings and the return of the Bake Off, we’re expecting… the biggest year ever for sales of our baking ingredients.”

Bake Off sponsor Aldi has launched a series of cut-price baking essentials.

There have been reports of people queuing outside supermarkets amid fears of a second coronavirus lockdown as some people have begun panic shopping, and online customers have reported finding it near impossible to get delivery slots from Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s and Tesco, with some saying there were not free slots for up to two weeks.

There have been restrictions placed on the items which were bulk-bought during the country’s first lockdown, such as flour, eggs, pasta, and toilet roll.

Shops have insisted that bare shelves once filled with toilet paper and pasta will be quickly restocked.

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By | 2020-10-07T09:39:02+00:00 September 28th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Supermarkets Stock Up On Flour And Eggs

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