‘It makes my blood boil’: Group of women buy up all the baby formula at a Woolworths store – leaving other shoppers furious they get away with it
- Angry shoppers have slammed group of women seen stockpiling baby formula
- The angry shopper took pictures of the women at the Rowville Woolworths
- Woolworths imposed buying limit on baby formula over 24 months ago
Furious shoppers have hit out at a group of women seen stripping baby formula from a supermarket’s shelves despite supposedly strict purchasing restrictions.
An angry shopper from Rowville, south east of Melbourne, took photos of the group and posted them to social media on March 17.
‘Rowville Woolworths overrun by two teams of people buying up all the toddler formula,’ the post began.
Angry customers have hit out a group of women (pictured) seen stockpiling baby formula despite there already being a purchasing limit on the item
‘I was aisle wandering and noticed these three, neither having a baby between them. They were literally bounding to and from buying 3x3x3 tins at a time, then coming straight back in the store.’
The angry shopper said he approached the only security guard on duty who told him the group had ‘been going all day’.
‘One security guard can’t look after an entire store,’ the man wrote.
A number of other people on social media immediately hit out at the group of women.
‘God that makes my blood boil. This is why I prefer dogs to humans,’ one user wrote.
‘One security guard can’t look after the entire store but he’s aware they’ve been at it all day he could refuse them re-entering the store,’ another added.
‘Like locusts,’ another replied.
A number of social media users quickly hit out at the women for stockpiling baby formula when they ‘didn’t have a child between them’
Woolworths has imposed a limit on how much baby formula any one customer can buy per transaction.
‘In order to manage the supply of baby formula, order quantities are limited to two units per transaction,’ a statement read.
‘Please note, multiple transactions containing baby formula per single customer may be cancelled prior to dispatch, in line with our terms and conditions.’
The man who got the photos (pictured) said the security guard had told him the women had been in the store stockpiling baby formula for the entire day
Such a rule was only effective if supermarket staff stopped people making repeated visits to the store.
Supermarkets and chemists brought in the limit on baby formula per more than 24 months ago after it was revealed shoppers were buying the product in bulk to send back to China.
More recently, Coles, Woolworths, and Aldi have implemented shopper restrictions on some products amid coronavirus linked panic-buying.
Online deliveries of some products have also been stopped by Coles and Woolworths.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slammed grocery hoarders amid the COVID-19 crisis and said he had a plan to stop them if the situation continued.
‘There are measures that could be moved towards if we had to do it, but, to be honest, I’d be very disappointed if we had to,’ he said.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Woolworths for further comment.
More than 24 months ago supermarkets imposed a buying limit on baby formula after shelves were being stripped bare at a rapid rate