A Lichfield-based retailer says it is relaxing the majority of buying restrictions on products in its stores.
Central England Co-op joined other retailers in limiting the amount of each items shoppers could purchase at the start of the outbreak.
The move came after shops saw shelves stripped of a number of good as panic-buying took hold.
But the company said it would now remove the two per customer limit on all items except for:
- Baby milk
- Hand wash
- Household cleaning products
- Tinned vegetables, fish and meat
It said that some of its stores could add or remove restrictions if demand rises and stock levels fall.
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.”Debbie Robinson, Central England Co-op