Sainsbury's introduces moves to help elderly in Salisbury

Sainsbury's introduces moves to help elderly in Salisbury

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 7:53am 18th March 2020.

2 minute read

The supermarket chain is doing more to help customers struggling during the coronavirus crisis.

It's giving them dedicated shopping hour first thing across its UK stores.

The city's store in The Maltings opens at 7.00am.

The move follows suggestions from the public about how Sainsbury's could more to help.


Sainsbury's also helping elderly with online shopping, giving them priority delivery slots from Monday 23rd March.

The chain's also suspending its meat, fish and pizza counters and cafes.

The move will free up warehouse and lorry capacity for products that customers really need and time for employees in stores to focus on keeping the shelves as well stocked as possible. 


Restrictions on the number of items customers can buy will now be extended to a larger number of products. 

You'll only be able to buy a maximum of three of any grocery product like bread, eggs and milk and a maximum of two on the most popular products including toilet paper, soap and UHT milk. 

Sainsbury's stress 'we have enough food coming into the system, but are limiting sales so that it stays on shelves for longer and can be bought by a larger numbers of customers'.

There are some changes being brought into force at Sainsbury's stores including Salisbury


Tesco stores have already brought in different opening hours to allow staff to keep the shelves are as stocked as possible. 

Iceland has also brought in special times for elderly people only to shop. 

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