Singapore, 27 March 2020 – NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) has enhanced its grocery purchase limits – established earlier on 17 March 2020 as a precautionary measure to ensure as many customers have access to daily essentials, discourage over buying and deter resellers – to include canned food, frozen poultry and cooking oil, while limits for paper products will also be adjusted down.
The existing purchasing limits – including instant noodles, vegetables, rice, eggs and fresh poultry – will remain unchanged.
Mr Seah Kian Peng, FairPrice Group CEO, said, “FairPrice will continue to assess the evolving Covid-19 situation closely and will take all necessary precautionary measures to protect the interests of the community we serve during this difficult time. Over the past few days, we saw an increase in customer traffic as well as purchasing volume but within reasonable level. We continue to encourage and thank customers for buying responsibly to ensure that everyone, especially those who are more vulnerable, continue to have access to groceries.”
Effective today, 27 March 2020, at 7am, the purchase limits per customer at all FairPrice outlets island-wide are as follows:
The new purchase limits continue to be set slightly higher than what a typical shopper purchases and is sufficient to meet the daily grocery needs of an average family in Singapore.
Daily essentials remain available as there are sufficient stockpiles of food while supply lines remain largely intact.