Kroger has announced on its website that it will limit the purchases of certain products that are in high demand due to the new coronavirus.
The limits apply to some sanitary, cold, flu, and household products. Purchases will be limited to five of each bar code per customer.
The products include bathroom tissue, bottled water, liquid hand soap, liquid hand sanitizer, vitamins, household cleaning supplies such as bleach, and cold and flu products.
The limits apply to in-store purchases, and pickup and delivery orders. Kroger said orders could be modified when picked up or delivered.
Kroger said it is trying to meet high demand while also trying to serve as many customers as possible.
Kroger is not the only retail or grocery store to experience high demand in these products and others, including face masks and disinfecting wipes, as people across the United States prepare for the uncertainty of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus.
Kroger said its supply chain teams are working to ensure that food, medicine, and cleaning supplies are reaching stores as quickly as possible and are available through pickup, delivery, and ship services. In stores, Kroger said it is cleaning commonly used areas more often, sanitizing restrooms more frequently, adding extra hand sanitizer at stations in its stores, and wiping down shopping carts, baskets, and equipment, among other actions.
See the Kroger message here.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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