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Saturday, 7th March, 2020

Broken Hill Foodland’s David McLeod shows off Australia’s most wanted item this week. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson Broken Hill Foodland’s David McLeod shows off Australia’s most wanted item this week. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson

Broken Hillites seem undecided as to whether they’re buying into the toilet paper crisis sweeping Australia, but Foodland’s David McLeod has the situation under control.

While Coles and Woolworths’ shelves have been wiped clean of toilet paper at times throughout the week, Broken Hill Foodland still has plenty of stock.

Their sales were up from normal on Wednesday, and Thursday completely exceeded their expectations with people purchasing more, with the multi-value packs the first to go.

Foodland still has full shelves and plenty of stock of most brands out the back.

IGA Fresh has a limited amount of stock left, with Thursday and Friday being their busiest time. IGA had one completely empty shelf and one with a few items left to choose from.

Toilet paper has been making news Australia-wide all week. 

A semi-trailer loaded with the precious cargo erupted into flames on a Queensland highway on Wednesday. The charred remains of one trailer was left in a smouldering heap, but firefighters saved a second. 

In Tamworth, a 50-year-old man was tasered by police after getting into an argument with staff over toilet paper at a Big W store.

As officers attempted to arrest the man, he allegedly resisted and attempted to put one of the officers into a headlock and grasped at another officer’s service firearm.

Toilet paper producers have allayed fears of shortages saying they are ramping up production and authorities have urged the public to stop stockpiling toilet paper.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has labelled public reaction to the virus as “quite ridiculous”.

 

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