Coronavirus: FairPrice ramps up delivery after five-fold surge in demand

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Instant noodles being loaded for delivery to a FairPrice supermarket. (PHOTO: NTUC FairPrice)
Instant noodles being loaded for delivery to a FairPrice supermarket. (PHOTO: NTUC FairPrice)

SINGAPORE — NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) announced on Saturday (8 February) that it has ramped up its delivery schedule over the weekend to cater to the sudden surge in demand.

This comes after daily essentials like toilet paper, instant noodles and rice saw demand surge by as much as five times more than the week before, after Singapore raised the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (Dorscon) status from yellow to orange on Friday evening.

FairPrice said that the sudden increase resulted in a bottleneck of deliveries to the store, causing a temporary shortage of products last evening, with several stores emptied of its shelves for these products.

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“To cater to the expected high demand over the weekend, FairPrice has increased the volume of daily essentials being sent to the stores by three times; delivery trips have also been doubled,” it said in a media statement on Saturday.

Prices of daily essentials will also be kept stable in an effort to deter profiteering during this period.

FairPrice calls for calm as supply of daily essentials remains available. “There is no need to stockpile products,” it said.

For more information, visit FairPrice’s Facebook page or contact the customer service team at 6552 2722 or via email at general.feedback@fairprice.com.sg.

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