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messageSainsbury’s stock
Posted by chryssie March 30, 09:58AM

Hi,

Has anyone been to Sainsbury’s this morning? Looking for things like tinned beans & tomatoes which I haven’t seen there for a while. Trying to keep trips to a minimum so don’t want to go if they are still low on non perishable goods!
Thanks & keep safe.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by sue k March 30, 10:07AM

we went to SMB on LL Sat..and they had some tinned veg, toms etc.. they do a one in, one out,,but not too long to wait..

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by FineWhine March 30, 11:25AM

chryssie Wrote:
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> Hi,
>
> Has anyone been to Sainsbury’s this morning?
> Looking for things like tinned beans & tomatoes
> which I haven’t seen there for a while. Trying to
> keep trips to a minimum so don’t want to go if
> they are still low on non perishable goods!
> Thanks & keep safe.

The Cheese Block has tinned toms... not cheap though

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by tiddles March 30, 01:33PM

Went to sainsbos today - very calm and organised. People being very careful to keep their distance. Shelves well stocked - except for the odd bits - chick peas and flour in particular. Some veggies missing but plenty of other stock.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by chryssie March 30, 02:38PM

I’ve just got back and it wasn’t too bad! Still no eggs, strange! But I got most of what I wanted. Some fresh veg reduced cauliflowers 30p & loose peppers 13p, carrots & parsnips too, great for making soup! Plenty of loo roll. Thanks for the replies to my earlier post. Keep safe & well.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by lc2020 March 30, 02:57PM

How long have queues been? Is there less stock at the end of the day or are they restocking throughout the day does anyone know?

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messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by FlatStanley March 30, 06:49PM

I was there at 1500 today, as advised by the pharmacist inside as I needed to pick up something from there too. I was told that was the best time to be inside the shop. I was queuing for 15-20 minutes. Everyone on the queue was keeping their distance. The man behind me was coughing though. Entered the store, all very well stocked - the only thing I couldn’t find was flour, eggs and spices. Plenty of fruit and veg, meat as well. The toilet roll aisle was back to normal too. HOWEVER, the situation inside wasn’t very well managed - too many people in the veg and meat aisles so the two metre distancing was not happening at all, it felt rather claustrophobic. The same with the queues at the tills, just a bit too close. I think sainsburys were letting just a few too many people.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by slarti b March 31, 02:13PM

I went to the Sainsbury local by the Plough on Saturday. Staff doing a good job managing queue and one-in one-out thouhg, given the narrow aisles had to be careful inside. Most people fine with distancing but a couple of idiots, guys in their twenties, didn't seem to care. Selection reasonable given it is a "Local" but they have stopped selling flour.

Does anyone know what the Lordship Lane M&S and CoOp are like?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was march 31, 02:13pm by slarti b.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by bob March 31, 02:25PM

Don't know about stock didn't get in 2.00pm queue went round the whole car park.
Bob S

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by ED Bird March 31, 02:52PM

Some corner shops are better stocked than places like M&S, Co-Op, Sainsburys...
Chances are you can find what you need a lot closer to home.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by bob March 31, 03:27PM

Thanks EDB I'm doing a sort of half and half
Bob S

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by Richard Jones April 01, 09:37AM

I went up to Sainsbury's at Dogkennel Hill yesterday, Tuesday 31 March, about 15:00. The shelves were well stocked and the atmosphere inside was calm and peaceful, more so than usual even. It felt a bit odd queueing right round the car park to beyond the nursery, but I got in after about 30 minutes. When I came out at 15:50 the queue was half as long. Most customers were carefully keeping their distance, but occasionally you'd turn a corner and someone would walk right past — not deliberately perhaps, just forgetfully. I got almost everything I wanted. A few gaps on the shelves including: kitchen towel, pasta, flour, yeast and hot chocolate. No fresh ginger — that's about the most First World problem you could think of.

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Posted by Ginster April 01, 12:42PM

I also braved Sainsburys 6pm yesterday (31st), first time out the house in 8 days. Queue ok but too busy inside, very hard to keep 2 meters (and some people not even trying or seeming to care).
No flour, no tinned tomatoes or pulses, about 10 tins of organic baked beans, no pasta. However, managed to get everything else and even loo roll so they have been restocking a lot. Sadly there was actually too much meat and many of it best before 1st April so now feel will go from empty shelves to waste unfortunately!

In general I was actually quite shocked at how many people seemed to be out and about on my short drive to the shop. It could well be they were all on their rationed shop/exercise/commute but naively perhaps I thought I'd hardly see a soul.

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Posted by david_carnell April 01, 01:09PM

Any eggs? Rare as the teeth of the birds that lay them at the moment

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Posted by R U IN ED April 01, 01:49PM

I left Sainsbury's at 11.30ish and there were eggs (also last week when I was there). Also plenty of toilet rolls...

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Posted by seenbeen April 01, 02:22PM

Left sainsbury's at 2pm- very few hens's eggs- a few duck eggs.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by malumbu April 01, 03:00PM

Any quail eggs?

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by seenbeen April 01, 04:25PM

malumbu Wrote:
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> Any quail eggs?
Yes there was a solitary half dozen...

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by girlelectric April 01, 05:36PM

I'm looking to make some cocktails - how was the spirits aisle this afternoon?

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by gromit3:16 April 01, 09:25PM

When will they restock pasta isle?

I went yesterday, I saw a woman spend 800 pound on food, it was quite a sight to see.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by FineWhine April 01, 09:37PM

gromit3:16 Wrote:
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> When will they restock pasta isle?
>
> I went yesterday, I saw a woman spend 800 pound
> on food, it was quite a sight to see.

Maybe she had 300 torches?

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by malumbu April 01, 11:51PM

seenbeen Wrote:
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> malumbu Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Any quail eggs?
> Yes there was a solitary half dozen...


I've also got to try all those Ottelenghi recipes in a couple of year's worth of Guardian food mags. Plenty of time on my hands but not heard of half of the ingredients.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by se22cat April 02, 05:14PM

Just been - took just over an hour to get in - well spaced queue outside for a change.

Tons of toilet paper, pasta - limited to 2 items only, irrespective of brand - was on the shelves, but not much & 90% gone. Basmati available, but overpriced & poor quality only.

Plenty of tissues.

No soap, no unflavoured tofu, instant ramen, fruit & veg more than 1/2 full.

You can only exit by the exit near the starbucks now -security happy to stare at their whatsapp chat at the tills till you reach the entrance.

Staff seemed pushed to their limit, no sign of management, Argos packed with zero spacing.

Still seems to be too many people in the store at one time, but things seem to be improving, but for how long nobody knows.

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Posted by Growlybear April 02, 05:29PM

I had to collect an item from Argos at Sainsbury's in Sydenham at lunchtime. The queue outside was short, and it took about five minutes to get in. The wait at Argos was very short and very well managed, with 2m distances being enforced. The supermarket was well stocked, and I got everything I needed. There was a good supply of toilet rolls, a limited range of pasta, and rice, and also eggs. The number of people in the shop didn't seem too high, and people were generally keeping their distance. Checkout queues were also short, with no wait at all for the self check outs.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by mrwb April 02, 05:53PM

Great to hear that

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by twinhunters April 03, 06:38AM

I went yesterday at 4 queued for about 40 minutes, trolley handles were sprayed with disinfectant no eggs but loads of Easter ones .or tins , quite calm and everyone keeping distance. Staff very unhappy but I appreciate and appauld them . I have not stockpiled at all , a little upset when they took meat away from me at till . I was hoping to shop for week main meals but was told only 3 meats. Which I totally understand just means more visits out sad smiley .think I going to give it a miss after shopping there for years and use corner shops . Great to see staff have screens but definitely need cheering up. It’s difficult times a happy face helps . When crossing the road to distance on pavement I have adopted the habit of saying morning etc , and its nice to have a reply back , makes it a friendly social distancing 🤣🤣

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by ED Bird April 03, 09:11AM

Also, If you have an NHS card, they will let you straight in. No queueing.

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by fishbiscuits April 03, 09:36AM

twinhunters Wrote:
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> I was hoping to shop for week main meals but was told only 3
> meats.

Sounds odd, I didn't realise meat was in short supply. Oh well... I suppose eating more veg and fish won't do us any harm...

messageRe: Sainsbury’s stock
Posted by kiera April 03, 01:45PM

That's concerning. I wondered how Sainsbury's were enforcing their rationing of no more than three of any item per customer. I expected they would make their policy clear in the store, rather than take chilled/frozen items back at the till. What do they do with the meat they take from the customer? I was formerly told by a supervisor that any frozen or chilled products which customers discard at the tills can't be put back for sale because they have been out of the fridge or freezer for an unknown amount of time. Did the cashier call for a member of staff to take the meat and put it back straightaway? If not, it defeats the purpose of the rationing.

However, Sainsbury's have today announced that they are relaxing their rationing from Sunday:-

"Feeding the nation
We have been working hard with our suppliers to improve our product availability. Most people are now just buying what they need for themselves and their families. This means we now often have stock on the shelves all day and at the end of the day.

People have been queuing to get into our stores when they open in the mornings, but customers are now finding they can shop at any time of the day and feel confident in finding most of what they need.

As stock continues to build, we have been reviewing whether we still need to limit the number of items people buy. I am pleased to tell you that we will start to remove limits from Sunday. Limits will remain in place on the most popular items which include UHT milk, pasta and tinned tomatoes.

We have removed limits from Easter eggs immediately as we know families often want to buy more than three and we have plenty of these in all stores and online.

From today, we are asking everyone to please only send one adult per household to our shops. This helps us keep people a safe distance apart and also helps to reduce queues to get into stores. Our store teams will be asking groups with more than one adult to choose one adult to shop and will ask other adults to wait. Children are of course welcome if they are not able to stay at home."

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