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Australia Adelaide man approaches supermarkets after hoarding 5,400 rolls of toilet paper

17:08  06 april  2020
17:08  06 april  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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Toilet paper has primal—even infantile—associations, connected with what is arguably the body’s We know exactly when hurricane or blizzard season is approaching , and stores and supply chains “For toilet paper , there are no substitutes.” The need to hoard the one product for which there is no

Loo roll has become the top "panic buy" item in several countries after coronavirus fears. The toilet paper problem is not unique to Australia - a similar situation besieged places worse-affected There are reports of toilet paper buy-ups in the US as well. In Australia, the frenzy began on the weekend

An Adelaide man is reportedly sitting on a cache of 5,400 toilet paper rolls, and has begun contacting independent supermarkets after he was banned from selling them online.

A grocer, who wished to remain anonymous, told 9News they had been approached by the resident after stocks in the community remained low.

It's a low point for many local shoppers, who expect new limits on customer numbers in stores to put a dampener on what is a traditionally high-trading period before Easter.

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One Adelaide resident approached an independent grocer offering to sell some of his 5,400 toilet rolls. © 9News One Adelaide resident approached an independent grocer offering to sell some of his 5,400 toilet rolls.

John-Paul Drake from Drakes Supermarkets told 9News that toilet paper remains the number one item.

"Toilet paper is the hardest product to get, still. We're still getting weekly deliveries but the delivers are not their normal full quantities," Mr Drake said.

Mr Drake encouraged shoppers to help store owners control social distancing during Easter shopping.

"People need to understand that social distancing is everyone's responsibility – not just us as a retailer," he said.

a close up of a highway: Empty shelves at a supermarket in Adelaide. © 9News Empty shelves at a supermarket in Adelaide.

"Every individual needs to step up and make sure they're doing their best."

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Sliders alter the amount of toilet rolls you have and the amount of times you go to the toilet everyday. There are also advanced settings which alter wipes per trip, sheets per wipe, sheets on roll and the length of your quarantine. The average user has 500% more toilet paper than they need for quarantine.

Items in short supply across Adelaide today included pasta and rice, flour, sugar, soaps, handwash and cleaning products.

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"The shops are empty. It's quite sad to see certain types of products like vinegar and other things you wouldn't think of that are missing," one shopper told 9News.

From today Woolworths and Coles will be limiting the number of customers in store to enforce social distancing.

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a man wearing a suit and tie: John-Paul Drake from Drakes Supermarkets told 9News that toilet paper remains the number one item. © 9News John-Paul Drake from Drakes Supermarkets told 9News that toilet paper remains the number one item.

Specific numbers depends on the size of the store and the amount of room shoppers have to be clear from one another.

"At the moment we've got to flatten the curve so this is probably a step in the right direction," one shopper in line told 9News.

Other measures being trialled by independent grocers include one-way aisles.

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