Grocery chains are preparing for possible hoarding

CoopShelves with groceries at Coop on Skøyen in Oslo,Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

The grocery chains have contingency plans in place to deal with the consequences of corona infection.

NorgesGruppen has introduced measures both to prevent infection and to meet increased demand in stores, writes Dagens Næringsliv.

“As the situation is now, there is no reason to fear hoarding. If things change and it becomes an actual issue, we will be able to deal with that as well,” says Bård Gultvedt, director of business policy and public relations in the group.

Coop and Rema have also worked on emergency preparedness.

“We don’t know how people react, but we hope people won’t hoard,” says Coop’s information director Bjørn Takle Friis.

The two chains have tightened hygiene rules in shops, offices and storage. In particular, they expect increased demand for hygiene products and are working to meet customer needs.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


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