Stock piling , panic buying.

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Under normal circumstances, for me, home baking (including bread 🍞) was a regular occurrence... Strictly low carb now and eggs boiled, poached etc are needed for my protein and we've simply not been able to get any... So I questioned what's everybody doing stockpiling them and it appears the answer is cake making...

Fortunately we have plenty of carrots 😉👍✌...
You be careful there...dont want you turning orange or sprouting a bunny tail..!
 

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Hmmm. The cynic in me says "marketing strategy" rather than altruism ?
Maybe.. but it is a great one. At this point we surely need a bit of it. I have seen pics of hotels and airlines that have surplus food starting to deliver to hospitals instead. Great media coverage, but its at times like this, that leadership will stand out.
 

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They were not on their list so she actually did not go down that aisle. I did ask purely out of interest but she didn't know. When toilet rolls and handwash are freely available again we will know things are getting better
Can you send me a bag of rice please? Can't get any for love nor money down here :(
£100 a bag :LOL:. Hopefully that will calm down now that people are not supposed to be going out so much, restrictions are largely in place. Have you tried the smaller shops, farm shops etc? People seem to be heading to the big supermarkets still but the smaller shops are not being stripped.
Good to hear, wonder how long it will last?
We can only hope. If people follow the 1 shop per week rule, restrictions on how many of one item they can buy, then it should carry on. It certainly removes one level of stress if you know you can get your basics. I am pleased we are quite rural, I think you are too. Rural life looks even more appealing right now compared to densely populated cities.
 

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They were not on their list so she actually did not go down that aisle. I did ask purely out of interest but she didn't know. When toilet rolls and handwash are freely available again we will know things are getting better

£100 a bag :LOL:. Hopefully that will calm down now that people are not supposed to be going out so much, restrictions are largely in place. Have you tried the smaller shops, farm shops etc? People seem to be heading to the big supermarkets still but the smaller shops are not being stripped.

We can only hope. If people follow the 1 shop per week rule, restrictions on how many of one item they can buy, then it should carry on. It certainly removes one level of stress if you know you can get your basics. I am pleased we are quite rural, I think you are too. Rural life looks even more appealing right now compared to densely populated cities.
Sneck has 4 tesco and an Asda, a lidle and 2 aldi, so should be more than enough, but they do have to supply the surrounding area too. My mate was up at Dornoch the weekend playing and stooped off with his two girls in the Asda in Tain, said all the shelves were full of everything, Tain is a tiny place witha Teco and and Asda so they are very well off.
 

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My wife did a shop for her parents this morning at an Aldi. Everything was full, even rice and pasta. All was calm, gaps were maintained.
Herself made it to our local Aldi... Just got back home... Shelves were not brimming but she got the essentials... Everyone was on best behaviour and she was especially impressed screens were already in place at the checkouts... German efficiency for you...
 

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just went into town to collect our meet order from the butcher, wife nipped into M&S for some milk, shelves are full, much of it reduced as its near its sell by. not a soul in there either... Lady on the check out told her the only thing they don't have is toilet roll???
 

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just went into town to collect our meet order from the butcher, wife nipped into M&S for some milk, shelves are full, much of it reduced as its near its sell by. not a soul in there either... Lady on the check out told her the only thing they don't have is toilet roll???
Was the same in Manchester yesterday. They literally couldn't give stuff away. Also, no loo rolls though...
 

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For the duration of the crisis, our supermarket chain opens from 5 to 7 AM, three days a week, just for seniors. This is to limit our exposure, but also to get a chance to buy stuff like TP and whatnot before it disappears, despite daily stocking.
There is actually a cop at the door to prevent younger people from entering before 7.

Now, to be candid, 5AM is closer to a retiring time than it is to a rising time from my perspective. Being totally unable to sleep would normally be my only reason to know that 5AM exists. Those are the days that I watch Joe and Mika.
Nevertheless, I took advantage of these emergency crisis hours and was rewarded with not only toilet paper but about four hundred bucks worth of other stuff as well, this even with purchasing limits in place.

What really impressed me, though, is that everything was priced normally. Nothing was marked up to exploit the crisis for crass profiteering. People will remember the businesses who operated this honorably.
 

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I think we might be back to 80% normal for the time, pre weekend.
Just went for a lunchtime shop at our local super Tesco, and apart from queuing outside for 10ish minutes I got everything I wanted, just some stuff in less than normal quantities, even while there was plenty in the shop (diet coke). They had some toilet paper, limited pasta, limited rice, but everything else seemed to have been at near full capacity.
To be fair, like most others until a fortnight ago I wouldn't even know where to look for hand sanitiser so this is likely out, but soap was available too.
 
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