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    How to minimise stockpiling of goods from supermarkets

    Desperate times require desperate measures.

    I would like to see supermarkets remove all the trolleys from the stores and allow customers to shop using a hand basket only.

    Contentious, controversial, unfair, unworkable discuss

    John

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    Just increases the number of trips through the tills to the car.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Haworth, Wokingham View Post
      Desperate times require desperate measures.

      I would like to see supermarkets remove all the trolleys from the stores and allow customers to shop using a hand basket only.

      Contentious, controversial, unfair, unworkable discuss

      John
      Works for me.

      The only exception is when my sister and I shop at Waitrose - we share a trolley.

      or

      You are only allowed to fill 2 Bags for Life worth of products??

      Annie

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        #4
        Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

        Works for me.

        The only exception is when my sister and I shop at Waitrose - we share a trolley.

        or

        You are only allowed to fill 2 Bags for Life worth of products??

        Annie
        I did think about one or two bags as an option.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
          Just increases the number of trips through the tills to the car.
          Yes, but it gives more chance to everyone to get at least some of what they need

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            #6
            Originally posted by Haworth, Wokingham View Post

            Yes, but it gives more chance to everyone to get at least some of what they need
            Which increases the number of contacts defeating the object of isolation.

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              #7
              I could not carry a basket around the shop now. The coop have wheelie baskets which hold more than the hand held, but not so much as a trolley. I want to shop only once a week and restrict contact with others. I buy what we need for the week. Fortunately our Tesco has remained well stocked.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post

                Which increases the number of contacts defeating the object of isolation.
                True, but if you are isolating you should not be there at all

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Cooke, Ashby View Post
                  I could not carry a basket around the shop now. The coop have wheelie baskets which hold more than the hand held, but not so much as a trolley. I want to shop only once a week and restrict contact with others. I buy what we need for the week. Fortunately our Tesco has remained well stocked.
                  Its another option, just trying to stop the selfish and greedy behavior.

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                    #10
                    Or go back to the good old days of half a century ago when my mother shopped every day at the local shops. If more people are going to be working from home, there will be no need for the big weekly shop.I am going to support my little local shop from now on and am grateful for their existence. I have put my name down for their delivery service when it starts as more folk become self isolated.

                    Goods will be paid for over the phone, we pick up the shopping and deliver it to the door. No contact for us apart from picking up the shopping, which will be labelled and ready.
                    I know of at least one village tea shop [not in my village yet] which is going to start home deliveries apparently, relying on the goodwill of the locals if their staff can't manage it all.

                    I live in a very friendly village, to start with. It seems to me, it's just building on the goodwill already in existence. My world IS a nice one and it's now showing its true colours.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Cooke, Ashby View Post
                      I could not carry a basket around the shop now. The coop have wheelie baskets which hold more than the hand held, but not so much as a trolley. I want to shop only once a week and restrict contact with others. I buy what we need for the week. Fortunately our Tesco has remained well stocked.
                      I don't have the patience to use a supermarket more than once a week. I do a very large on-line shop once every 2 months for heavier goods.

                      Annie

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Haworth, Wokingham View Post

                        True, but if you are isolating you should not be there at all
                        The person you have doing your shopping then has a bigger job collecting enough for you and themselves and gets put at greater risk

                        Everyone should be reducing contact opportunities.

                        Shopping in rotation would be more effective at reducing the numbers shopping at the same time.

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                          #13
                          My wife is on a local Facebook page! there was a post telling those who needed toilet rolls of a local store who stock up each morning.

                          This women was at the store at 7:40am this morning, by the time it opened at 8am the queue was like it is at sales time, she bought one packet of 18, but said others were still filling their trolleys.

                          One couple had two trolleys and they filled both with toilet rolls, then went to separate tills to pay,

                          The person who posted, said she asked the check out assistant if there was a limit on purchases, was told all they ask is for people to be sensible.!
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post
                            My wife is on a local Facebook page! there was a post telling those who needed toilet rolls of a local store who stock up each morning.

                            This women was at the store at 7:40am this morning, by the time it opened at 8am the queue was like it is at sales time, she bought one packet of 18, but said others were still filling their trolleys.

                            One couple had two trolleys and they filled both with toilet rolls, then went to separate tills to pay,

                            The person who posted, said she asked the check out assistant if there was a limit on purchases, was told all they ask is for people to be sensible.!
                            No wonder I don't like supermarkets. I would have had to say something.

                            I heard a story today in which a younger person refused to share the last packs of toilet rolls with an OAP in a local corner shop. The owner promptly took the goods off the younger person, evicted them and told then not to return.

                            Annie

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                              #15
                              I have just been speaking to my son who told me that in one of the Scandinavian Countries customers can buy 2 of any item at the normal price, each successive item is sold at double the previous price, no idea if its true or how it would work but it would soon slow things down

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