Coles removes purchase restrictions for some products during a coronavirus pandemic
- All Coles supermarkets have lifted restrictions on meat and fresh milk
- The limit of two boxes per customer is maintained for long-life milk
- Product restrictions were imposed due to panic buyers cleaning up shops
Coles has lifted restrictions on some of Australia’s most essential items as it extends supply lines during the coronavirus pandemic.
The supermarket giant has lifted restrictions on all meat products and fresh milk, with a two-box limit on long-life versions that still exist.
Restrictions still apply to other high-demand items such as toilet paper and staple foods such as rice and pasta.
Prices for popular meat options have also been cut by 20 percent until Tuesday as the supermarket responds to high demand.
Coles has lifted restrictions on fresh milk and all meat products as it expands supply lines
Coles’ three-star 500-gram ground beef has been cut from $ 6 to $ 4.80, while one-kilogram packs have been cut from $ 11 to $ 8.80.
Higher quality four-star mince has been cut from $ 7.50 to $ 6 in 500-gram packs, while 800-gram packs have been cut from $ 11 to $ 8.80.
Coles is the first supermarket to lift its restrictions after panic-stricken shoppers shake the shelves for weeks, fearing severe quarantine restrictions on the corona virus.
Prices for popular meat options have also been cut by 20 percent until Tuesday as the supermarket responds to high demand
Charlotte Gilbert, General Manager of Coles Meat, said the supermarket did its part to help Australia put it down by reducing the cost of one of the most popular and versatile ingredients.
She said Coles has worked with farmers over the past two weeks to double the meat supply, as Australia’s stock continues to supply at an unprecedented rate.
“We have seen demand for meat rise astronomically as customers have to cook at home more often, with over 5 million packs sold in the past four weeks,” said Ms. Gilbert.
“We know that many Australians are struggling now, and to support the needy, we have also donated over $ 650,000 Coles ground beef to food rescue organizations SecondBite and Foodbank, which provide essential meals to the most vulnerable in our communities.”
Last month, Coles revealed the early weeks of the coronavirus panic that Australians bought up the equivalent of three Christmas supplies.
Coles has worked with farmers over the past two weeks to double meat stocks as Australian stock continues to supply at an unprecedented rate