WOOLWORTHS has imposed a new limit on the purchase of toilet paper in response to panic buying seen over the last week across the country.
While Ararat, Horsham and Stawell branches had fully stocked their shelves with toilet paper as of Monday, a Woolworths spokesman said customers would only be able to purchase two packets per person, down from a limit of four last week.
"We continue to work closely with our suppliers to get products onto shelves as quickly as we can," he said.
"The makers of Kleenex, Sorbent, Quilton and Woolworths' own range of toilet paper are continuing to produce extra stock in Australian facilities to meet the demand.
"As a result, large volumes of toilet paper supply are flowing through to our stores each day. With this ongoing stock delivery, we encourage customers to continue purchasing only what they require."
Marnoo resident Lois Johnson said the amount of toilet paper on the shelves at Horsham Woolworths on Monday morning was "overwhelming".
"The toilet paper was nearly stocked up to the ceiling," she said.
"They also had it stocked on the floor."
IGA and Aldi stores across the Wimmera had not restocked as of Monday morning.
Horsham Coles said they were limiting purchases to one packet per customer. Each packet contained 20 rolls.
Ritchies IGA Stawell was expecting a delivery Tuesday afternoon.
The new limit follows a toilet paper theft from the Ararat Trash and Treasure Market Sunday afternoon.
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