Walmart Limiting Purchases Of Milk, Eggs And Other Products
Walmart said it is limiting purchases of some types of products, including paper products, milk, eggs and hand sanitizer in response to panic buying amid the widening coronavirus pandemic. Although manufacturers , for instance, stores are struggling to keep shelves stocked with that and other essentials because of hoarding.
"Our stores will have limits for customers in certain categories including paper products, milk, eggs, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, water, diapers, wipes, formula and baby food," Walmart said on its corporate blog on Wednesday.
Some products are in short supply across the U.S. as anxious consumers stockpile basic goods. That includes hand sanitizer, with some buyersthe products at higher prices.
Because of the surge in panic buying, storesto give workers more time to restock their shelves. Walmart said it will adjust the hours for some stores, and also temporarily close its auto centers so workers can be redirected to restocking and cleaning its stores.