Due to hamster, no food purchases soon and more in the discounters? Expert gives the all-clear

If canned, noodles or toilet paper: Out of fear of the consequences of the novel Coronavirus is a cover of some of the people with supplies. In the social netwo

Due to hamster, no food purchases soon and more in the discounters? Expert gives the all-clear

If canned, noodles or toilet paper: Out of fear of the consequences of the novel Coronavirus is a cover of some of the people with supplies. In the social networks a lot of pictures of empty supermarket shelves are circulating. Sometimes one has the impression that there is product shortage. Is that true?

assertion : By hamster purchases are in Germany currently, food and hygiene items almost.

rating : From a food shortage can be according to experts, no question. Hygiene items are currently sold out in some stores, but may be re-ordered.

facts : photos of empty shelves not show, according to the Federal Association of German food trade (BVLH) exceptions to the rule. "The supply of the population with food is secured," says BVLH speaker Christian Böttcher.

Aldi, Rewe, Lidl and co.: bottlenecks not to be expected

Lidl, Aldi, Rewe and the group's discount chain Penny, as well as the hypermarket chain Real were reports of a higher demand of non-perishables, such as canned food, flour and pasta, as well as toilet paper and disinfectant.

But stocks had already been increased. Bottlenecks are not expected according to the trade Association Germany (HDE), due to more efficient structures and Delivery.

dm: "products in some locations, temporarily not available"

In the case of hygiene articles such as toilet paper, the logistics chain is working according to Böttcher slightly different than in the case of food: "they are reordered in the normally rare, because they normally demand less."

Recently, the demand for hygiene products "by leaps and bounds increased," for example of the drugstore chain dm. "Due to the abrupt increase in products at some locations are temporarily not available", explains managing Director Sebastian Bayer. It had, however, been measures taken to ensure the supply.

"There are no supply bottlenecks,"

' It depends on various factors, whether a sold-out product is back the next day on the shelf or whether it will take a little longer, says Böttcher: among other things, the size, the location and the level of technology in the market. "In principle, the following applies: There are no supply bottlenecks. All the shops are supplied with the necessary products unless the manufacturer can supply you, of course." So far, not had been of any product reported, the is not available. In the FOCUS Online/Wochit In the Where is Coronavirus? Real-time map showing the spread of the disease, FOCUS Online/Wochit Where is Coronavirus? Real-time map showing the spread of the disease

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Date Of Update: 11 March 2020, 15:00

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