PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local grocery chain is limiting the number of cleaning supplies and over the counter medicines customers can buy due to shortages. ShopRite says they have started to experience a shortage of supplies that are in high demand as fear of contracting the coronavirus continue to rise.
The grocery store is placing a purchase limit on the items that are in high demand.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw Claims She's Not Resigning, Despite Rumors Saying She Might Become New York City's Top Cop
“You may have noticed that we are starting to experience short supplies on products that are in high demand during this time,” ShopRite said in a letter to customers. “As a result, we’ve placed purchase limits on items such as disinfectant cleaners and wipes, bar and liquid soaps, water, cough/cold over the counter medicines and other key categories. We’re working with our suppliers to keep these items on the shelf for you and we appreciate your cooperation in limiting your purchases to four so that everyone can get the products they need.”READ MORE: Man Shot During Attempted Double Carjacking In Holmesburg Section, Police Say
ShopRite says they are monitoring the developments related to COVID-19 and the safety of its associates and customers is the highest priority.MORE NEWS: 'It Would Destroy My Emotions To Not Come Back': Parents, Students Speak Out Against Philadelphia School District's Lottery Process
ShopRite added their food contact surfaces are cleaned and sanitized regularly.