Danish supermarket has genius idea to prevent hand sanitiser stockpiling

One hand sanitiser? No worries. Two hand sanitisers? Now you’re pushing it…

1y ago

With the Coronavirus situation escalating, bottles of hand sanitiser are now a rare – if not non-existent – sight on supermarket shelves across the UK.

But one supermarket in Denmark has come up with a fiendish plan to prevent stockpilers from buying too many at once.

Twitter user _schuermann shared a photo of a Danish sign at the Hellerup Foodmarket, explaining that the store was selling one bottle of hand sanitiser at 40 krone (£4.94), but pricing two bottles at 1,000 krone (£123.62).

Translated into English, the sign reads:

Dear customers,

We have a great responsibility to keep the business running, and we can only do that with everyone’s help and understanding. I can help in the following way:

- We ask all customers to respect the distance between each other and our co-workers.

- Wash hands off at the entrance and use gloves.

- If you are a family, please allow only one person to purchase the items if possible.

There may be times when we limit how many customers we accept in the store at the same time. We will keep you informed about any operating changes on Facebook. Take care and thank you for your understanding.

Have any stores near you implemented any ideas to help prevent stockpiling?

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Comments (6)

  • The shops in Aus have just done the more boring thing and restricted quantities. It's possible that someone would accuse them of price gouging if they did this.

      1 year ago
    • The shop near me has been opening up toilet roll multipacks and pricing the rolls individually at £1 each 😅 such community spirit!

        1 year ago
    • To be honest, that would work better than restricting packets to 1 per purchase - people just come back.

        1 year ago
  • The shops become creative. I was told the story, that you can buy one package of toilet paper (8 rolls). The common price. But when you want to buy two packages, you have to pay five euro 💶 extra, three packages , ten euro 💶 extra. Maybe you start think, how much you really need now.

      1 year ago
  • Use soap. Surgical spirit works just fine in a hand sprayer bottle... even stinky meths! Add some glycerine if you don't want to dry your skin out too much.

      1 year ago
  • Yes this pricing strategy makes sense.

      1 year ago