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Woolworths sells 20.5MILLION rolls of toilet paper in a week

by Tory Cloud (2020-04-06)

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014.jpgWoolworths is still struggling to keep up with an unprecedented demand for toilet paper, with the company revealing it sold 20.5million rolls in just one week.

Panic-buying due to the coronavirus crisis has left supermarkets stripped of essential products including loo roll, 라이브베팅 paper towels, rice and other pantry items in recent weeks.

In an email sent out on Friday, Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci reminded customers to buy only what they need as the company continues to work on restocking the shelves.   






Woolworths revealed it sold 20.5million rolls of toilet paper in one week - nearly double its normal demand. Pictured: A woman shops at a supermarket in Marrickville, Sydney







Panic-buying due to the coronavirus pandemic has caused frenzied shoppers to clear supermarket shelves of loo roll. Pictured: Shoppers at a Woolworths store in Double Bay, Sydney


'Amazing as it might seem, we are still seeing almost double our normal demand for toilet paper. Just this week, that was over 20.5 million rolls,' Mr Banducci said. 

'So despite much more stock coming in, we're still not where we need to be. It is slowly improving, but please help everyone by only buying what you need.'






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As for pasta, which has also been a hot commodity among anxious shoppers, Woolworths has ordered an extra 1,000 pallets a week - amounting to more than half a million extra packs. 






Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci reminded customers to buy only what they need


While things are expected to be a 'patchy' for a while, Mr Banducci said much more stock will be on shelves next week. 

'We're doing our best to keep up with the extraordinary demand for cleaning wipes, including securing extra supply from alternative sources in the short term, much of which will start to arrive in stores in the coming weeks.

'And an interesting fact. Two of our highest growth categories this week have been cake mixes and household cleaning products.'

Woolworths' one-pack limit remains in place for toilet paper, baby wipes, antibacterial wipes, paper towel, serviettes and rice (2kg and over). 






Woolworths said it has ordered an additional 1,000 pallets of pasta of week after shelves were left bare due to panic buying 














A number of a grocery foods and fresh food items are also under a two-pack restriction. 

The update comes as Woolworths announced new safety measures at its stores in the lead up to Easter holiday.      

Beginning on Monday, the supermarket said it will start to limit the number of customers in each store to enforce social distancing.  

The number of customers could be counted upon arrival and if the limit has been reached then shoppers will have to wait their turn. 

The new measures are in addition to the supermarket's existing social distancing rules to keep staff and shoppers safe.  






Beginning on Monday, the supermarket will begin placing a limit on the amount of customers allowed in each store in the lead up to Easter (Pictured: customers lining up outside Woolworths in Balmain on March 17)

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