Coles will shut all their stores at 8pm every night and employ an extra 5000 staff to restock shelves amid the coronavirus pandemic
Coles will shut all stores at 8pm every night to restock shelves which have been emptied due to coronavirus panic buying.
The supermarket will also follow Woolworths by allowing only the elderly and disabled to enter stores between 7am and 8am.
Meanwhile, it has temporarily suspended all home deliveries to focus on keep stores stocked.
Coles is also hiring 5,000 casual workers as it deals with a massive surge in demand.
CEO Steven Cain said: ‘Coles is taking all possible steps to improve the level of stock on our shelves for the community.
‘Our team members, suppliers and transport partners have been working as hard as possible delivering more products to stores every day and replenishing shelves of popular products such as toilet paper, long-life pantry staples and healthcare items as quickly as possible.’
Coles will shut all stores at 8pm every night to restock shelves which have been emptied due to coronavirus panic buying. Pictured: Coles in Waterloo, Sydney