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    Quote Originally Posted by CheeseSlice View Post
    Government have been shouting at us all today. Stop panic buying!

    However, I suspect a distraction in the media.

    Pubs, restaurants closed, schools closed, loads of people WFH and eating lunch at home, etc.

    I couldn't find the equivalent graph for the UK, but this one is for the US:



    Assuming something similar, the answer is clear, we're switching where we get our food from and the supermarkets just can't cope, and need to gear up their staff, distribution logistics, etc. This wont happen instantly.
    Backing this up, I heard on the TV this week it is around 25% of our food consumption that comes from out-of-home food retailers.

    Even if the panic buyers - who are arguably a small minority of thickos - were to be locked up or buying controls enforced by government, I think there would still be bare shelves at the supermarket right now.

    Yes there 'is plenty of food in the supply chain', but its been going to the wrong places and will take time for our system to adjust.
    A lot of out-of-home food comes from takeaways who are still open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    A lot of out-of-home food comes from takeaways who are still open.
    Do you live on takeaways?
    I guess they will replace restaurant meals for those who dont like cooking all of the time.

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    Even Majestic wine has shut down its website to demand for online orders. Shutting the boozers down has started the next wave of panic.

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    You've just reminded me - I have a £10 Laithwaite's voucher that needs using by the 31st.

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    Went to the supermarket today, it was heaving...with food, in particular fresh food so had nice vegetarian meal this evening followed by a Pear Tiramisu for pudding. They've got Merguez sausages coming in on Thursday so I'll be popping in to get a packet of those definitely
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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    Went to the supermarket today, it was heaving...with food, in particular fresh food so had nice vegetarian meal this evening followed by a Pear Tiramisu for pudding. They've got Merguez sausages coming in on Thursday so I'll be popping in to get a packet of those definitely
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    Same in our local REWE, shelves of plenty - even loo roll!

    Took me time at it too, got me some freshly baked Weißbrot..
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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    Went to the supermarket today, it was heaving...with food, in particular fresh food so had nice vegetarian meal this evening followed by a Pear Tiramisu for pudding. They've got Merguez sausages coming in on Thursday so I'll be popping in to get a packet of those definitely
    Mmm...Merguez sausages! The butcher around the corner does those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Mmm...Merguez sausages! The butcher around the corner didthose.
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