Russian largest retail chains recorded a sharp growth in demand for cereals, pasta, canned foods, detergents, and other durable commodities. Retailers believe such an increase in sales is due to the panic caused by coronavirus spread, as well as the ruble's collapse. The retailers deny the possibility of goods shortage and the introduction of purchase restrictions, reports TASS news agency. The companies started buying more basic food necessities in the wake of increased demand.
We are working on placing more goods on the shelves of the stores so that the customers felt no discomfort, including by increase of the wholesale pallet display, stated Metro's representative.