Supermarkets are being forced to lock up baby formula behind the service desk to stop overseas buyers stripping shelves.
A photograph posted to Reddit yesterday showed a sign at a Coles store indicating the popular A2 Platinum baby formula had been moved elsewhere.
“Popular lines of baby formula will now be available from the service kiosk to provide equal opportunity for all customers and deter theft,” the sign said.
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It is the latest move by retailers to stop shoppers scouting the product and shipping it overseas, leaving mothers unable to feed their infant children because of a shortage of baby formula, reports 9 news.
Parents of allergy-sensitive children fear they could be forced to make a hospital trip simply to feed them, with prescription infant formula being snapped up by Chinese buyers to send overseas. Read more here.
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