British food retailers have appealed to shoppers to stop panic buying amid reports of bare shelves at supermarkets across the country.
The British Retail Consortium reponded by sending out a joint letter to customers appealing to them to be considerate in the way they shopped.
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Retailers are now working "24 hours a day" to help customers get the items they need, the BRC said.
Reassuring customers, the letter says: "We know that many of you are anxious about the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19)".
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He said, "We know that many of you are concerned about the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19)".
"I wanted to personally reassure you that we have more food and other essential items coming to us from manufacturers and into our warehouses and distribution centres", he said, adding: "If we all shop just for the food that we and our families need, there will be enough for everyone".
"If you are buying food for instance you buy what you need, because there's an impact on others", Hancock said.
There is enough for everyone if we all work together.
"Together we can make sure that we are looking for family, friends, neighbors".
"Together we will care for those around us and those who are elderly, vulnerable or choosing to remain at home".
It is believed Aldi has restricted customers to buying a maximum of four of each item.
However, some customers were still seen taking several bags of toilet rolls home from stores.
In the United States, consumer product companies halted factory runs of niche items in order to speed up production of more basic merchandise which is in high demand.
Waveney Food Bank said: 'Unfortunately due to a slow down in donations because of Covid 19 we are now nearly out of fruit juice, UHT milk, sugar, pasta sauce, instant mash and powdered milk.
The supermarket's online delivery service is also running at full capacity.
"But we also need your help".
Major store chains have jointly issued a message saying: 'We would ask everyone to be considerate in the way they shop.
"We are doing everything we can to meet this challenge". Serving you and keeping you and everyone who works with us safe will always be our priority.
The companies are working closely with government and suppliers and have arranged more in-store deliveries to ensure shelf storage, the letter added.
Meanwhile Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium, praised chains for working hard to keep their shelves well stocked.
Shoppers are being urged not to buy more than they need during the coronavirus pandemic.