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Supermarkets Across Europe Show Us All How It's Done With Shelves Full Of Fresh Food

Supermarkets Across Europe Show Us All How It's Done With Shelves Full Of Fresh Food

Some supermarkets in mainland Europe are showing the rest of the world how its done, with residents sharing photographs online of stores full stocked with all the essentials - yes, pasta and bog roll included.

The coronavirus outbreak has prompted many shoppers to panic-buy, despite being specifically told not to by governments and world leaders.

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But it doesn't have to be this way, folks!

In a bid to spread a slightly more hopeful message, some people have been sharing photos from their local shops to show that there is some calm to be found in the likes of France, Germany and Spain.

Sure there will no doubt still be many shops that are struggling under the weight of flocking shoppers, but it's good to know that etiquette hasn't completely gone out of the window.


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Tweeting a photo showing off the plentiful fruit and veg section of their supermarket, one resident in Berlin wrote: "Just went normal food shopping. No panic. No queues. Fully stocked shelves. Maybe Berlin's history and the experiences of the older inhabitants has influenced the behavior of all? I feel lucky to be living here at the moment. #respect in the face of #COVID19."


Speaking of the situation in Lyon, France, journalist Rosie Wright tweeted: "I've just been into my main supermarket in Lyon (in lockdown!) shoppers are 1m apart, it's calm, no queues and plenty of food! Seems to be a different picture in the UK who haven't got the restrictions."

Several of the UK's largest supermarket retailers recently came together to ask people not to panic buy, assuring people that there is enough to go around as long as 'we all work together'.

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A joint letter from Asda, Waitrose, Aldi and Tesco read: "We know that many of you are worried about the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).

"We want to let you know that we are doing everything we can so that you and your families have the food and essentials you need.

A supermarket in Nerja, Spain photographed on Friday (20 March) with well-stocked shelves. Credit: Facebook
A supermarket in Nerja, Spain photographed on Friday (20 March) with well-stocked shelves. Credit: Facebook

"But we need your help too. We would ask everyone to be considerate in the way they shop.

"We understand your concerns, but buying more than is needed can sometimes mean that others will be left without.

"There is enough for everyone if we all work together.

"Together we can make sure we are looking out for family, friends, neighbours.

"Together we will care for those around us and those who are elderly, vulnerable or choosing to remain at home."

Sainsbury's boss Mike Coupe also assured customers that stock is being replenished regularly and there is no need to stockpile.

He said: "There are gaps on shelves because of increased demand, but we have new stock arriving regularly and we're doing our best to keep shelves stocked.

"Please think before you buy and only buy what you and your family need."

Let's all bring some positivity, support and fun to anyone who might find themselves in isolation as a result of the coronavirus spread. Need some entertainment? Join Isolation Nation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronasupport/

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: World News, News, Coronavirus

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]