‘Coles employee’ caught stacking tins of milk formula at the cash register despite two can limit to stop customers shipping the product to China
- Video of a ‘Coles employee’ unloading baby formula tins at a check-out emerged
- Coles has a two-tin limit but the Sydney chain appears to be breaking the rules
- The video comes as a mum struggles to find formula for her four-month-old
A Coles employee appears to have been caught stacking multiple tins of baby formula onto a checkout for a customer – breaking the supermarket’s own rules.
Coles has a two-tin baby formula limit for customers due to the popularity of ‘daigou shoppers’ buying bulk numbers of Australian baby formula to sell for a profit online to China.
But one Sydney chain appears to not be following the rules.
Shocking footage appears to show a Coles employee standing at the checkout unloading multiple tins for the buyers
A video has emerged of a hectic Coles supermarket in Hurtsville crammed with customers trying to get their hands on the tins.
The shocking footage appears to show a Coles employee standing at the checkout unloading multiple tins for the buyers.
The video comes as mum Rachael Cody says she has been struggling to find formula for her four-month-old daughter.
‘I’m driving everywhere, I’m calling everywhere looking for formula and it makes me sick to my stomach that I might not be able to feed my baby tonight,’ she told 7news.
Demand for Australian formula ha been high after an estimated 54,000 Chinese babies were hospitalised in 2008 due to contaminated Chinese formula.
Coles has a two-tin baby formula limit for customers due to the popularity of ‘diago shoppers’ buying bulk numbers of Australian baby formula to sell for a profit online to China
On Wednesday footage emerged of Woolworths shoppers brazenly rorting the supermarkets two-tin limit.
They can be seen stashing their newly purchased tins in a dozen trolley bags parked outside a store in Sydney’s south before heading back in the supermarket to stock up.
One woman manages to snare five tins in one go, which she packs into her trolley before rushing back store to get more.
As the store is busy, the brazen actions of the frenzied shoppers go unnoticed by staff.
A disgusted shopper can be heard in the background describing the incident as embarrassing.
Woolworths wouldn’t comment on the specific incident when contacted by Daily Mail Australia but vowed to continue working with suppliers to improve supply for customers.
The Daily Mail has contacted Coles for comment.
Demand for Australian formula ha been high after an estimated 54,000 Chinese babies were hospitalised in 2008 due to contaminated Chinese formula