By Tristan Harris Thursday 17 January 2013 Updated: 17/01 18:36
AMIDST the heavy snow that has been forecast for tomorrow (Friday) and this weekend, many reported an influx of shoppers panic buying at the town’s supermarkets.
Residents posting on our Facebook page said Morrisons in Bromsgrove and Rubery was busy, as was Asda.
Lizzie Goggin Mcknight wrote: “Asda was packed at 10am and there was no salt on the shelves.”
Mandy Castle stated: “Bromsgrove Morrisons was horrendous, empty shelves, nowhere to park. Why panic? If snow comes it’ll only stay for a bit.”
Laura Redmond said: “Popped into Asda to get some milk and nappies earlier and it was manic.”
Some said it was either as bad as, or even worse than it was at Christmas, while others said they would not be changing their shopping routines.
Jenna Humphries posted: “I went shopping to Asda as we had hardly anything in and Thursday is my shopping day anyway.
“It was rammed and a lot of people were being very rude in the aisles and having to queue.
“It is ridiculous, but to be honest, I won’t want to go out in the snow being eight months pregnant with some of the stupid idiots on the road today.
“So no panic buying for me - just sensible planning ahead.”
And Lisa Nash added: “Why do the media call it panic buying - it’s not panic - it’s sensible planning ahead - so they don’t have to go out un-neccessarily when it snows - as the warnings will tell us not to travel.”
A spokesperson for Morrisons told The Standard today (Thursday): “People tend to stock up, but we will still have all the main products available tomorrow and the day after.”
He said sales of bread and milk, along with potatoes, parsnips and carrots, usually increased by ten per cent when heavy snow was forecast.
And, he added, UHT milk increased by 26 per cent and stewing steak went up by 22 per cent.
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