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Aldi store is forced to stash mountains of toilet paper and flour in its ‘special buys’ section

The aftermath of the panic buying frenzy: Aldi store is forced to stash mountains of toilet paper and flour in its ‘special buys’ section to clear stock

  • Aldi is offering bulk quantities of toilet paper and flour at its North Sydney store 
  • Photographs show the items overflowing in the Special Buys section 
  • Both products were almost impossible to find due to panic-buying since March

Aldi is selling bulk quantities of plain flour, sugar and toilet paper – offering major discounts for the items which were flying off the shelves only weeks ago. 

Photographs from the supermarket’s North Sydney store on Tuesday showed the special buys section offering dramatic savings on the two items.

The shelves were stocked high with 12.5kilogram bags of plain flour, self-raising flour, and sugar for only $14.99 and 12 packs of toilet paper for only $5.99. 

Aldi is selling bulk quantities of plain flour, sugar and toilet paper – offering major discounts for the items which were flying off the shelves only weeks ago

Confused shoppers also shared images of the finds on the Aldi Mums Facebook page, questioning whether the items were excess supply off the back of recent demand linked to panic-buying. 

‘Good lord … does anyone still need flour?’ one woman wrote.

‘I guess they saw a need for it a month ago, made an order and it finally arrived …feel like they missed the rush,’ another wrote. 

Photographs from the supermarket's North Sydney store on Tuesday showed the special buys section offering dramatic savings on the two items

Photographs from the supermarket’s North Sydney store on Tuesday showed the special buys section offering dramatic savings on the two items

Only weeks ago supermarket chains across Australia were struggling to keep stock on the shelf as a result of frenzied panic buying due to COVID-19.

The first round started with toilet paper three months ago, causing supermarkets to limit the number of items available to purchase per transaction.

Shoppers soon turned to canned goods, pasta, rice and long-life items, stripping supermarket shelves bare and sparking fights in the aisles. 

Almost a month later it was impossible to find flour on the shelf.

Confused shoppers also shared images of the finds on the Aldi Mums Facebook page, questioning whether the items were excess supply off the back of recent demand linked to panic-buying

Confused shoppers also shared images of the finds on the Aldi Mums Facebook page, questioning whether the items were excess supply off the back of recent demand linked to panic-buying

The shelves were stocked high with 12.5kilogram bags of plain flour, self-raising flour, and sugar for only $14.99 and 12 packs of toilet paper for only $5.99

The shelves were stocked high with 12.5kilogram bags of plain flour, self-raising flour, and sugar for only $14.99 and 12 packs of toilet paper for only $5.99

On Tuesday Coles lifted its final restrictions on item limits at stores across Australia as frenzied buying came to a close. 

Woolworths is still limiting shoppers to two items per customer for all anti-bacterial wipes, frozen fruit and hand wash.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Aldi for comment. 

Only weeks ago supermarket chains across Australia were struggling to keep stock on the shelf as a result of frenzied panic buying due to COVID-19

Only weeks ago supermarket chains across Australia were struggling to keep stock on the shelf as a result of frenzied panic buying due to COVID-19

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