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Panic buying resumes as supermarket slots ‘selling faster than usual’

by LLB staff reporter
20th Sep 20 2:57 pm

Supermarkets across the UK have warned their customers that delivery booking slots are “selling faster than usual” amid fears of a second lockdown.

Ocado and Tesco placed warnings to customers on their websites that they are experiencing high demand for deliveries.

Ocado’s website states, “Delivery slots are selling out faster than usual. If you can’t find a slot now, please use the ‘Next 3 days’ button to see available slots further in advance.”

Tesco’s website warned, “We are releasing slots as and when they become available, but they are filling up quickly.

“We ask those who are able to safely come to stores to do so, instead of shopping online, to help us prioritise slots for more vulnerable customers.”

In the four days during the peak of the pandemic in March, supermarkets had an extra 42m visits due to panic buying.

This comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Friday that the UK is “now seeing a second wave coming in.”

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