Wholesalers have placed stock restrictions in their cash and carries to cope with increased demand and ensure customer safety during the second lockdown.

This month, England was placed in another lockdown from 5 November to at least 2 December.
Parfetts joint managing director Greg Suszczenia told betterRetailing: “We will look at limiting the amount of stock retailers can get from the depot.

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“Safety is the biggest priority for customers and staff, and the last thing I want is 20 vans parked up in the depot.”

Bestway boss Dawood Pervez added that the wholesaler will advise retailers to wait until space at depots become available, should numbers breach social distancing policy.

Confectionery wholesaler Hancocks also assured retailers its 14 depots and online service will remain open throughout the lockdown.

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