From top: RTÉ 9 O’ Clock News report on Supervalu last night; email from SuperValu today
Not sure you want another empty shelves story but I thought this one was interesting considering Supervalu management were on the RTÉ 9 o’clock news last night advising people not to panic buy/stockpile as there was no issue with the supply chain…
….I placed a weekly shopping order online yesterday morning (I’ve a chronic lung issue and currently attempting to social distance myself, I’ve also been working from home for 2 weeks, I thought online ordering was wise).
The order was placed well before the Taoiseach’s announcement and before any of the madness took hold yesterday.
There were 5 free delivery slots for today when I placed the order and it was for a standard weekly shop (if it was an order for a 1,000 rolls of toilet paper I’d understand!).
Supervalu have just phoned me to apologise that they’ve cancelled the entire order, the (very nice) person I spoke to said they were cancelling all orders due to demand.
I specifically queried the issue and they confirmed there was a lack of supply to fulfill the orders.
I asked if the order could be postponed and was told that no all orders were being cancelled completely.
Earlier: Shelf Isolation