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Coles thanks suppliers and logistics partners as purchase restrictions lift

Following a period of unprecedented demand for supermarket items throughout the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, Coles has announced its lifted all purchase limits on grocery products.

From Tuesday May 26, all of the product buying restrictions at Coles that were in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be lifted so customers can buy as much as they like of items such as flour, pasta, rice, toilet paper, liquid soap and hand sanitiser.

A Coles spokesperson said the Group knows it’s been a challenging time for many, including those involved in Coles supply chain.

“We are also grateful to our suppliers and logistics partners who helped restock our shelves and the state and federal governments who helped us to get deliveries to stores as quickly as possible during the height of the crisis.

“We hope having no buying restrictions on these every day products will help make life easier for our customers. We would like to thank our customers for their ongoing patience and our team for their incredible work to help us reach a new normal in shopping,” they said.

Antibacterial wipes and liquid soap are the final products to have buying limits removed on Tuesday, following the lifting of restrictions on rice and flour last week.

In early March, Coles needed to help ensure everyone could access their essential groceries during the Covid-19 pandemic so buying restrictions were put in place on up to 24 products.

Customers could only buy two packets or less per transaction and only one packet of toilet paper.

“It’s very important that we all continue to work together and follow government guidelines in store to maintain social distancing. The safety of our team and customers remains our biggest focus as we continue to get through this together as a community,” a Coles spokesperson said.

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