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: Hundreds Rally For Abortion Rights In Philadelphia With Democratic Gov. Nominee Josh Shapiro, Planned Parenthood
“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: 10 Separate Shootings In Philadelphia Leave 2 Dead, 9 Others Injured: Police
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: Abortion Rights Advocates Gather At City Hall In Philly For Second Straight Day To Protest Reversal Of Roe v. Wade
ShopRite added their food contact surfaces are cleaned and sanitized regularly.