Because of reports of panic-buying following the announcement last week of two locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 (the first for more than a year), management at Foster’s and Priced Right have had to implement limits on certain products.
Some shoppers have apparently lapsed into behaviour not seen since the beginning of the pandemic last year and have begun hoarding items such as toilet and kitchen paper, hand sanitiser, disinfectant and bleach. So,as from Friday, 10th September, shoppers are only permitted to buy a maximum of two of such items per person per type of item (SKU or stock-keeping unit).
“Since the news of two locally transmitted COVID-19 cases yesterday, unnecessary panic-buying has arisen at Foster’s and Priced Right locations. We ask our customers to remain calm and keep to their usual shopping behaviour and routine,” they stated.
These limits are clearly marked on store shelves, in Foster’s Supermarket and Priced Right locations and the full list of products can be found on their website - https://fosters.ky/cov-product-limit/. Updates to the product list will be made on this site should changes occur and the information will be shared via their social media accounts.
The supermarket’s management sought to reassure shoppers that while they continued to have supply issues on some items due to the global pandemic, they were still receiving a constant supply of product from local and overseas partner suppliers.
“We will continue to receive product from our suppliers and our warehouse is fully stocked of product, including high demand items,” Managing Director, Woody Foster, said. “While we understand that these times can cause panic, we ask you to remain calm when in our stores and to respect both our team and those around you.”
In addition, with the news regarding a positive passenger on a Cayman Airways flight, they have implemented an internal mask policy which requires all team members at Foster’s and Priced Right locations to wear a mask while in store.
The mandate also requires all third party suppliers and outsourced companies entering any Foster’s Food Fair Ltd. location to wear a mask or face covering (not including face shields) and to sanitise their hands before entering their stores, warehouse, or admin buildings, again, taking effect from Friday, 10th September 2021.