The country is in the middle of a crisis. But it’s not coronavirus…it’s a toilet paper shortage. Supermarkets all over Australia are displaying completely empty shelves amid the recent stockpiling frenzy of essentials.
Woolworths has responded to the craziness by implementing a purchase limit on toilet paper.
Until further notice, customers will be restricted to buying only four packs of toilet rolls in-store or online.
“Woolworths has today moved to apply a quantity limit on toilet paper packs to ensure more customers have access to the products,” the supermarket confirmed.
This decision “will help shore up stock levels as suppliers ramp up local production and deliveries in response to higher than usual demand.”
Other staples such as pasta, antibacterial wipes, and canned food have also been stripped off the shelves.
“Our teams are continuing to work hard on restocking stores with long-life food and groceries from our distribution centres,” Woolworths said.
Empty Supermarket Shelves
Our mums have shared concerning pics of empty supermarket shelves across the country as the buying frenzy continues.
Most people are baffled at the stockpiling mania.
“It’s insane! We couldn’t buy tissues yesterday! I don’t understand what people think will happen?! Like relax!” said one mum.
“The dumb thing is…we legit need toilet paper in our house right now! Am I going to be able to get any?” bemoaned another.
“I just went Costco and left straight away. No trolleys and lines at the registers were reaching the other side of the store and I’m not over exaggerating,” read another frustrated shopper.
Toilet Paper Makers Are The BIG Winners
Toilet paper manufacturer has said that it is opening up its manufacturing lines in South Australia to deal with shortages.
Do you agree with the toilet paper rations? Are you stockpiling at all? Tell us in the comments below.