The national newspapers have been carrying stories this last week of shoppers emptying supermarket shelves and one reader’s friend took photos in a couple of supermarkets in Clapham High Street.
By way of contrast, Christopher Royle our correspondent says of our local Rye superstore: “Overall I have been quite impressed by Jempson’s being able to continue to stock their shelves quite well over this period of crisis.”
This experience is mirrored at the Jempson’s’ Peasmarsh store. Certainly there were items that had vanished when we went last Saturday such as loo rolls, pasta and bacon.
Also missing was fresh milk, but the lady behind the counter assured my wife that there was some held back in reserve for the elderly, if needed. On the other hand it was observed that the fresh fruit and vegetables were in plentiful supply.
There was evidence also (from vehicle number plates and accents) of greatly increased demand from people outside the area, but the supply chain appeared to be working well at that point to satisfy the needs of local residents.
For the most recent update see this story.
Image Credits: Chris Royle , Kenneth Bird .