Spanish supermarkets rule out the risk of shortages due to the coronavirus

Sources in the distribution sector have told Efeagro that they are ruling out the risk of shortages in stores as a result of the coronavirus and claim that the supply is guaranteed, despite registering a greater influx of customers than usual.

They also highlighted that the pictures with empty shelves which went viral on social media only show isolated problems in some specific stores, and not widespread issues with the supply.

They confirmed that late on Monday, some of their stores registered an increase in the influx of customers, mainly in Madrid, which caused sales to peak above the usual levels.

Sources from the sector have stressed that there is no risk of shortages and that both the distribution sector and the food and beverage manufacturers are prepared to face a hypothetical increase in the demand.

In fact, these same sources have said that their stores will be opened as usual and have pointed out that the stocks of some of the most demanded products have been increased.

The retail sector has called for consumers to remain calm and conduct their purchases as usual.



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