Sainsbury's temporarily closes Cafes/Counters/Food to order. UPDATE 18/03 Limits number of groceries & priority delivery access for elderly

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Posted 17th Mar
Update 1
Sainsbury's is rationing sale of *ALL* groceries

People will be able to buy a maximum of THREE of any product Limit set at two for the most popular products
'Silver hour' for elderly in stores once a week
Priority access to delivery slots for elderly
Hey folks, just a heads up in regards to Sainsbury's.

Sainsbury’s will today, 18/03/2020, ramp up the rationing of a growing number of its products in response to heightened demand from customers stockpiling items in the light of new coronavirus restrictions.

As of this morning, customers will be able to buy a maximum of three of any grocery product and a maximum of two on the most popular products including toilet paper, soap and UHT milk


The first hour of shopping on Thursday at Sainsbury’s will be reserved for such shoppers, who will also have priority access to home delivery time slots.

**stores will only be open to customers over 70 and those with a disability for the first hour of trading on Thursday.

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I've had an insider pass me the info, so thought i'd share with you.

Counters like Meat and Fish Counter, Cheese Counter and possibly others (see images below)

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aturner12318/03/2020 02:40

Jeez. Everywhere is shutting, supermarket shelves bare. No one will be …Jeez. Everywhere is shutting, supermarket shelves bare. No one will be able to eat anything soon


Stop scare mongering. It will never get like that. Comments like yours cause all the idiotic lemmings to panic buy causing this problem!!

If people just kept their heads then there would be plenty.

These clown's who panic buy are pathetic.
In the words of Rudyard Kipling....


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs.....
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it
Good to see a mainstream retailer trying to control the dumbness of panic buyers, people are going nuts like there will be an apocalypse
We as Muslims are strongly encouraged to wash our backside after a toilet visit and hence my toilet paper usage for many many years has been minimal.

A combination of water and little toilet paper is the best way. Now folks may see this as primitive but research now shows that washing with water is more hygienic and healthy (it's all catching up really from what we have been doing for centuries).

Buy yourself a specialised toilet water jug from a Asian supermarket or online or use a normal jug. Better still, install a bidet (preferably a hose). This resolves the toilet paper problem.

Please try it people before you knock it. I think we all need to adopt new lifestyles and not take food, water and other amenities for granted. So we should not be wasteful.
Edited by: "fes37" 18th Mar
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Waitrose Wandsworth had the cheese counter closed today. Sainsbury's across the road confirmed they are also closing it from tomorrow.
bozo00717/03/2020 16:59

Waitrose Wandsworth had the cheese counter closed today. Sainsbury's …Waitrose Wandsworth had the cheese counter closed today. Sainsbury's across the road confirmed they are also closing it from tomorrow.


Expect others to follow

Thanks for the info re Waitrose!
Jeez. Everywhere is shutting, supermarket shelves bare. No one will be able to eat anything soon
Sainsburys will now limit toilet paper to 2 packs and groceries to 3 of each product.

First hour tomorrow reserved for the elderly.
Edited by: "bozo007" 18th Mar
bozo00718/03/2020 06:35

Sainsburys will now limit toilet paper to 2 packs and groceries to 3 of …Sainsburys will now limit toilet paper to 2 packs and groceries to 3 of each product.First hour tomorrow reserved for the elderly.



Sainsbury's is rationing sale of *ALL* groceries

People will be able to buy a maximum of THREE of any product Limit set at two for the most popular products

Silver hour' for elderly in stores once a week

Priority access to delivery slots for elderly
aturner12318/03/2020 02:40

Jeez. Everywhere is shutting, supermarket shelves bare. No one will be …Jeez. Everywhere is shutting, supermarket shelves bare. No one will be able to eat anything soon


Stop scare mongering. It will never get like that. Comments like yours cause all the idiotic lemmings to panic buy causing this problem!!

If people just kept their heads then there would be plenty.

These clown's who panic buy are pathetic.
In the words of Rudyard Kipling....


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs.....
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it
bozo00718/03/2020 06:35

Sainsburys will now limit toilet paper to 2 packs and groceries to 3 of …Sainsburys will now limit toilet paper to 2 packs and groceries to 3 of each product.First hour tomorrow reserved for the elderly.


Am I missing something here ???...…...government advice is for the elderly to stay home !...…...isn't it ?
Anyone know how it works if you are shopping for others?
I shopped yesterday for myself and two sets of elderly - if the restrictions come in for certain products then it could mean I’m going out much more often (when I’m trying to avoid being a potential spreader as much as I can)
Plus - is it really a good idea for all the elderly to be in shop at the same time - if one has it, it will really spread. The elderly need to stay behind doors and absolute top priority get the food delivered for them. I understand what the retailers are doing and the need for it - but it is getting past that now.we need fewer people on the streets to slow the spread.
Edited by: "bsmallwo" 18th Mar
Good to see a mainstream retailer trying to control the dumbness of panic buyers, people are going nuts like there will be an apocalypse
bsmallwo18/03/2020 08:23

Anyone know how it works if you are shopping for others?I shopped …Anyone know how it works if you are shopping for others?I shopped yesterday for myself and two sets of elderly - if the restrictions come in for certain products then it could mean I’m going out much more often (when I’m trying to avoid being a potential spreader as much as I can)



They can’t have special dispensation as otherwise any idiot could say “I’m shopping for others” and buy 200 toilet rolls.

Its not ideal for you but the supermarkets can’t do much about it while these morons continue to fill their newly bought chest freezers with food they will never eat.
samspud18/03/2020 08:09

Stop scare mongering. It will never get like that. Comments like yours …Stop scare mongering. It will never get like that. Comments like yours cause all the idiotic lemmings to panic buy causing this problem!!If people just kept their heads then there would be plenty. These clown's who panic buy are pathetic.


It's not like buying food isn't something we all need to do every week.

The supermarkets are prepared for normal demand. People buying months worth of food at a time will mess up the supply/demand ratios but after a while, people will run out of stocking up and normality can resume.

Until then, limits need to be mandated by law.
I think Morrisons are going to be closing cafés and counters aswell
Decoded18/03/2020 08:30

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You dont get preferential treatment for being loyal anymore.
aturner12318/03/2020 08:34

You dont get preferential treatment for being loyal anymore.


Absolutely true!
Is the priority stuff just for the elderly? What about those younger people who are labelled in a vulnerable group?
They could control this offering free/reduced delivery for elderly people and increasing the number of vans and drivers using the staff now is stopping work to the public.
Conan25718/03/2020 08:36

Is the priority stuff just for the elderly? What about those younger …Is the priority stuff just for the elderly? What about those younger people who are labelled in a vulnerable group?


We're also included.

12 weeks+ of working from home is gonna be fun. My house is now on lockdown, not because anyone has any symptoms but because I'm screwed if I get it. So home schooling for my little boy and WFH for my wife and I.

Folk just need to buy what they need though, to ensure there is plenty to go around and that includes people like me. Ultimately for those who are under 60 and have no health conditions the risk of covid-19 is absolutely minimal. They can continue as normal but just keeping away from those at risk groups. It's all pretty simple stuff really.
Edited by: "Scorpion" 18th Mar
samspud18/03/2020 08:09

Stop scare mongering. It will never get like that. Comments like yours …Stop scare mongering. It will never get like that. Comments like yours cause all the idiotic lemmings to panic buy causing this problem!!If people just kept their heads then there would be plenty. These clown's who panic buy are pathetic.


Thankfully someone said it
Decoded18/03/2020 08:30

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It is not about loyalty but capacity. You simply can't add extra trucks and drivers overnight especially when no one expected demand to triple. Too many new customers as well hoarding which is why Ocado has stopped new sign ups.
aturner12318/03/2020 08:34

You dont get preferential treatment for being loyal anymore.


Loyalty

Your buying bog roll!! It's not a human relationship for crying out loud!!

Can you imagine walking into a supermarket...

Welcome back Mr Smith.

Hang on let's get the red carpet rolled out.... Your very own gold plated trolley with heated handle... we will clear every Isle as you turn in....
Decoded18/03/2020 08:30

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Tesco's is the same. They have said it's because of increased demand and a reduced number of drivers because some are self isolating.

We've had to book with Asda for some of ours (usual Tesco shoppers with delivery saver annual subscription).

I'd just suggest booking with whatever supermarket is offering slots in your area.
Gimme-Discounts18/03/2020 08:25

Good to see a mainstream retailer trying to control the dumbness of panic …Good to see a mainstream retailer trying to control the dumbness of panic buyers, people are going nuts like there will be an apocalypse


I must admit that this is the first time in my almost half century of life, that panicking and panic buying is not completely unjustified. It just needs to be calmly controlled. People will calm down when our mindsets change - it just takes baby steps etc. This situation is bloomin awful 😔
I’m currently constructing a thunder dome whilst in self isolation should be ready soon.
mike_648018/03/2020 08:49

Tesco's is the same. They have said it's because of increased demand and a …Tesco's is the same. They have said it's because of increased demand and a reduced number of drivers because some are self isolating.We've had to book with Asda for some of ours (usual Tesco shoppers with delivery saver annual subscription).I'd just suggest booking with whatever supermarket is offering slots in your area.


Yeah, just managed to get in with Tesco's. Thankfully.
samspud18/03/2020 08:43

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Not a loyalty badge, a reserved slot for a loyal customer of 10 years who paid for a midweek pass that I couldn't use.
Decoded18/03/2020 08:56

Not a loyalty badge, a reserved slot for a loyal customer of 10 years who …Not a loyalty badge, a reserved slot for a loyal customer of 10 years who paid for a midweek pass that I couldn't use.


Bigger things mate

Bigger things
samspud18/03/2020 08:11

In the words of Rudyard Kipling....If you can keep your head when all …In the words of Rudyard Kipling....If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs.....Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it


That was Mike Bassett.
One problem is that if you don't grab the last toilet roll on the shelf, some beans, meat etc. as soon as you see it, there's nothing left. All very well limiting what people can buy, but if a load of people hit the store at the same time, the limited shelf items go quickly.
You've no real choice, regardless of what supermarkets claim about constantly re-stocking, to grab things, and thus perpetuate the low stocks and hoarding mentality.

I went to Sainsbury about 11am yesterday and 2 toilet rolls on the shelf, no eggs, practically no fresh meat and fish, beans etc. nearly all gone etc.
If 50 people buy 2 packs of toilet rolls each, that's probably a store cleared out in minutes.
No need to panic, will you be able to buy everything you want? no, will you starve? definitely not, look after your elderly, many overplaying this, many underplaying it, the truth is somewhere in between, you should in my view have a 2-3 week supply in case you have to isolate.
aturner12318/03/2020 02:40

Jeez. Everywhere is shutting, supermarket shelves bare. No one will be …Jeez. Everywhere is shutting, supermarket shelves bare. No one will be able to eat anything soon


Because people are stripping the shelves bare for no reason other than selfishness. This isn't down to the lack of food this is due to the fact NO SUPPLY CHAIN can cope with the demand that is being placed on it. No food counters means suppliers and depots have extra resources to get products in to stores and on to shelves.

If people bought what they actually needed like they normally would the supply would be unaffected. Emergency measures have to be brought in due to emergency levels of stupidity.
We as Muslims are strongly encouraged to wash our backside after a toilet visit and hence my toilet paper usage for many many years has been minimal.

A combination of water and little toilet paper is the best way. Now folks may see this as primitive but research now shows that washing with water is more hygienic and healthy (it's all catching up really from what we have been doing for centuries).

Buy yourself a specialised toilet water jug from a Asian supermarket or online or use a normal jug. Better still, install a bidet (preferably a hose). This resolves the toilet paper problem.

Please try it people before you knock it. I think we all need to adopt new lifestyles and not take food, water and other amenities for granted. So we should not be wasteful.
Edited by: "fes37" 18th Mar
samspud18/03/2020 08:46

Loyalty Your buying bog roll!! It's not a human relationship for …Loyalty Your buying bog roll!! It's not a human relationship for crying out loud!!Can you imagine walking into a supermarket...Welcome back Mr Smith. Hang on let's get the red carpet rolled out.... Your very own gold plated trolley with heated handle... we will clear every Isle as you turn in....


No i agree with you lol. I was being sarcastic.
As a sainsburys colleague there's 1 main reason they are closing certain parts of the store. They have a ton of stock coming in and they need the staff to get it out desperately.

There just changing the staff from cooking breakfasts to putting out the toilet rolls down aisle 26.
Edited by: "David_Haynes" 18th Mar
samspud18/03/2020 08:11

In the words of Rudyard Kipling....If you can keep your head when all …In the words of Rudyard Kipling....If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs.....Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it


Bet he would be out panic buying and filling cupboards if he was around .
I just wish people would be guided by Douglas Adams sage advice and "Don't Panic".
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