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Stores seek to reassure customers about bread supplies ahead of Storm Emma

first_img 82 Comments Source: Melanie MaySUPERMARKETS IN IRELAND have experienced an increase in the sales of bread ahead of severe sub-zero weather warnings issued for this week.Stores including Tesco, Lidl and Supervalu, are preparing for increased demand for some items ahead of Storm Emma which is due to hit Ireland tomorrow.Orange snow-ice warnings are in place for  seven counties in the east of Ireland from 3pm tomorrow until 11am on Wednesday. The weather is expected to be at its coldest on Thursday and Friday – gusts of wind have also been forecast.A number of events have been rescheduled, and the government has made provisions to ensure people, businesses, emergency services and local authorities are prepared.This afternoon, a number of pictures appeared on social media of empty bread shelves in various supermarkets. Source: Daragh BrophyIn response to a query from TheJournal.ie, Tesco Ireland said that their stores have been “very busy across today” as “some customers stock up on core grocery essentials in advance of adverse weather expected later in the week”.Tesco said they’ve ensured suppliers are able to provide extra stocks to meet this demand. A spokesperson said: Monday 26 Feb 2018, 9:19 PM Short URL Share789 Tweet Email10 Source: Niall Carson/Twitter Feb 26th 2018, 9:19 PM 91,751 Views https://jrnl.ie/3873713 We have experienced higher than normal sales of bread and milk items in many of our stores, especially across the Leinster region today. By Gráinne Ní Aodha Source: Melanie MayLidl Ireland said that it also saw demand rise in its stores today. The milk section: pic.twitter.com/J3jWY3I9gV— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) February 26, 2018 I picked the wrong night for toast 😦 #BeastFromTheEast pic.twitter.com/yHVAjDd7oi— Niall Carson (@niallcarsonpa) February 26, 2018 “We have our daily deliveries planned to all stores across the country and as of now these are going ahead as normal,” a Lidl spokesperson added.A spokesperson for Supervalu said: Stores seek to reassure customers about bread supplies ahead of Storm Emma Tesco have said they’ve asked their suppliers for 20% more fresh bread from tomorrow. SuperValu has a plan in place in the event of adverse weather conditions to ensure the availability of stock in store during this period.“We advise the public to contact their local SuperValu stores to check the availability of specific items.” A spokesperson for Aldi Ireland said that there was ”brisk business across all 130 of its Irish stores early this week”.It said that the increased business could be due to its offers on supplies that might be needed during the cold weather, such as kiln dried logs and torches.A Tesco spokesperson also advised people to check in on elderly or vulnerable neighbours to ensure that they have sufficient essential items for the coming days.Dunnes Stores did not respond to TheJournal.ie‘s query at the time of publication.- with reporting from Cianan BrennanRead: Here are the plans in place to get Ireland through Storm EmmaRead: What exactly is the ‘Beast from the East’? And why is it going to be absolutely freezing this week? From tomorrow we’ve worked with our bread suppliers to ensure 20% more availability of fresh bread and we are also increasing the number of instore bakes to satisfy higher customer demand.“We’re also increasing stock levels of fresh produce, including milk, with extra deliveries arriving this evening and throughout tomorrow.” Source: Gavan Reilly/Twitter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more