UK supermarkets urge shoppers not to panic buy over lockdown fears

Bosses of major grocery chains caution against stockpiling as Asda brings in 1000 safety marshals

Supermarket bosses have urged shoppers not to start panic buying while Asda is bringing in 1,000 safety marshals as the industry braces for a potential change in shopping habits ahead of new lockdown restrictions.

Tesco boss Dave Lewis said stockpiling was “unnecessary” as there was no disruption to product supply chains as a result of new government measures to tackle rising Covid-19 infection.

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