The UK’s largest grocer Tesco has reintroduced customer purchasing limits on several products, following a spate of stockpiling after the ports closed.
In an email from UK chief executive Jason Tarry, Tesco sought to reassure customers it was well provisioned to get through Christmas and the new year despite the ongoing closure of French and Belgian ports to the UK due to the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus.
However, Tarry did say that the retailer would be reintroducing purchasing limits on some products including eggs, rice, soap and toilet roll in order to “make sure that everyone can get the food they need in a safe environment”.
“We have strict social distancing measures in our stores to keep our colleagues and customers safe, and we have plenty of food available to suit your needs at Christmas,” said Tarry.
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