This Woolworths supermarket customer notice was issued in March 2020 during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in Melbourne.

The notice states that Woolworths supermarkets were experiencing product shortages due to an increase in demand, and the company apologises to customers for the inconvenience. The shortages lasted until late April 2020.

The notice references the panic buying that was happening around the world, and which in Melbourne began during February and lasted through March until late April 2020. From Australia to Asia, and Europe to the USA, consumers stockpiled products including toilet paper, flour, pasta and other non-perishable household staples in response to the fear and uncertainty about the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic would bring. The panic buying blitz led to widespread stock shortages, leaving many consumers without a reliable supply of household basics for several months in early 2020 and manufacturers working around the clock to keep up with demand.

Physical Description

Rectangular white paper notice printed with black text.

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