Woolies enforces baby formula limit
In a statement regarding the baby formula fiasco plaguing Australian consumers, supermarket giant, Woolworths, has revealed it will reduce it’s long-standing limit of eight tins, to four.
The company also announced they are endeavouring to alleviate the pressure on the market through working with suppliers in a bid to increase the supply of the products.
The statement reads:
“Woolworths understands the frustration that our customers can feel when they can’t get the products they need and in particular baby formula.
We know that the vast majority of our customers purchase four or fewer tins of formula per transaction. As such we will reduce our long-standing limit of eight tins to four. We have also been working with suppliers to increase supply of these products where this is needed. We believe this new limit along with increased supply will make it easier for customers to get the products they need.
In the coming days we will remind our store teams of this limit and ensure our customers are advised by displaying signs in our stores.”
The development comes as it was revealed Australian sellers on eBay and Gumtree are offering to sell and ship popular brands of formula to China and elsewhere, often asking more than $100 for tins of products that usually retail for about $30.