'Demand growing' for essentials once again as Covid cases rise

Demand has been growing for toilet roll and anti-bacterial products as coronavirus cases soar, a business owner has said.

Looking at a mountain of toilet paper, as people have started buying more again, owner Glynn Goodsell, at Sellgoods Ltd, Tipton
Looking at a mountain of toilet paper, as people have started buying more again, owner Glynn Goodsell, at Sellgoods Ltd, Tipton

The owner of a Tipton cash and carry which saw customers fighting over products back in March has said he is once again seeing a surge in sales of certain items.

Glynn Goodsell, owner of Sellgoods Ltd, in Speed Road, said he has already had to stock up on items such as toilet roll and soap.

He said: "We've noticed an increase at the moment, it's not like last time, but the sales have definitely been raising a bit.

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"It's all the same stuff, soaps, toilet roll. I'm hoping it doesn't go like last time, it was crazy.

"We are getting lots of enquiries as well. One customer who would normally buy 20 or 30 packs of toilet roll has asked for six crates, that's 270 packs.

"It's definitely going up."

Earlier this year Mr Goodsell described how he had to stop customers stealing from each other's trolleys, as supermarket shelves across the region were left empty due to shoppers bulk buying toilet roll, soap and other items.

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