Tesco rations all product lines amid coronavirus crisis

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Tesco is to place a restriction of three items per customer on every product it sells as part of changes to combat stockpiling sparked by the coronavirus crisis.

The supermarket giant said the measures would come into force from tomorrow in a bid to “ensure more people have access to everyday essentials”.

Tesco said it is also closing all its deli, meat and fish counters, as well as its salad bars, to avoid waste and free up more staff to stock shelves.

Following similar moves from grocery rivals including Iceland and Sainsbury’s, Tesco has set aside the first hour of trading – 9am to 10am – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for older and vulnerable shoppers.

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