We’re continuing to manage the increased customer demand we’re seeing in our stores, but we also need customers to remember that when they buy more than they need, others will go without that day. We’d strongly encourage customers to shop as they normally would, this includes shopping in-store if you don’t need to shop online, as well as being thoughtful of others to ensure that all New Zealanders have access to the food and products they need.
This is a constantly changing situation, which we’ll of course continue to monitor, but the main message to New Zealanders is that there is no need to panic about food and groceries.
We’re in contact with a range of agencies and our charity partners around how best to support our elderly and vulnerable customers. We’ll be monitoring this in the days and weeks ahead to ensure we are providing more support where it is needed.