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MDARD - MI Retailers Association and Meijer Urging Consumers to Shop as Normal
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:19:02 EST
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Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell, Michigan Retailers Association CEO William Hallan and Meijer CEO Todd Weer, Senior Vice President of Stores Friday responded to news that consumers may be buying larger quantities than necessary at the stores.
"Michigan has an ample supply of food products and other items. But, when shoppers panic buy products like toilet paper, paper towel and other items, it creates a ripple effect within the supply chain,' said McDowell. "Buying what your household will use for the week keeps the supply chain moving, ensures everyone has access to what they need and allows the stores to replenish shelves for your next shopping trip."
Todd Weer, Senior Vice President of stores for Meijer said "Our goal is to have everything our customers need, and our supply chain and store teams are working very hard to keep our shelves stocked during these busy times," adding "As long as shoppers buy the number of items they normally would, then everyone should be able to check off the items on their grocery list when they visit the store.".