Supermarkets stripped bare as panic buyers hoard essential products
Entire aisles have been stripped bare at WA supermarkets as panicked shoppers scramble to stock up on essentials before the hard border falls, ushering in the new Omricon era.
Stocks of toilet paper, canned goods, pain relief medication, meats and rice were wiped out at supermarkets visited by the The West Australian on Saturday.
Western Roads Federation chief executive Cam Dumesny said panic buying was putting extra strain on a system already struggling with interstate COVID absenteeism. At least seven goods trains - carrying the equivalent of almost 1000 trucks of food and other groceries - have been delayed coming into WA since Christmas.
The best thing shoppers could do to ease the pressure was to buy only what they needed, he said.
“We’ve just got to try as best …
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