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Aldi, Morrisons, Waitrose and Asda lift some restrictions

No longer must we miss out on those 4 for £1 deals.

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Aldi, Morrisons, Waitrose and Asda are lifting some of the restrictions put on quantities earlier this month, the BBC reports. As we all observed first hand, stockpiling was disrupting the usual supply chains of all UK supermarkets. Pesky hoarder types were depriving many of basic necessities, and the supermarkets rapidly imposed item limits.

As effective as these restrictions were, they were a little infuriating. I genuinely saw a 4 for £1 deal on chopped tomatoes, with a '3 items per customer' sign next to it. Grr.

But now everyone's got a lifetime supply of penne stored away, the supermarkets are returning to something vaguely resembling normality. Minus the fact that people are queueing out of the door to get in.

With the demand lessening, many supermarkets have began to remove some of their restrictions.

Aldi customers will be able to buy as many as they want of most items in its stores apart from hand wash, soap, toilet roll, certain canned goods, antibacterial hand gel, UHT milk, baby formula and alcohol.

Morrisons is raising the limits on some items from three to four per customer and removing some limits altogether. This is to make it easier for people to donate to food banks. To this end, the supermarket will create local drop-off points for customers to donate products to others and will distribute £10m of food to food banks itself.

Waitrose is removing its cap on all fresh food, which is fantastic news. Most fresh meat and veg lasts a week anyway so shoppers ought to have no issue complying to the 1-shop-a-week rule.

In addition, they're not limiting alcohol and Easter confectionery. They are keeping restrictions on high demand items in place for the time being.

Asda is removing limits on fruit and vegetables and chilled products.

However, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Co-op are not changing their policies on restrictions at the moment.

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