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Supermarket boss rejects mass toilet paper refund

By June 29, 2020 No Comments
An Adelaide supermarket boss has rejected a customer’s attempt to return 150 packets of toilet paper for a refund.
John-Paul Drake, the director of Drakes Supermarkets, posted a video on YouTube describing the customer’s bold refund demand.
“I told him that,” Mr Drake said, sticking his middle finger up at the camera.
John-Paul Drake said he rejected an attempt to return 150 packets of toilet paper.
John-Paul Drake said he rejected an attempt to return 150 packets of toilet paper.(John-Paul Drake)
“That is the sort of person that is causing the problem in the whole country.”
Mr Drake said his supermarkets have sold eight months of toilet paper in four weeks.
“If everyone had just bought the things they needed in their immediate short-term, we would be fine,” he said.
“We have have some staggering statistics.”
Empty shelves of toilet paper are seen at a supermarket in Sydney's CBD.
Empty shelves of toilet paper are seen at a supermarket in Sydney’s CBD.(AAP)
Supermarkets across the country now have limits on particular items that have been subject to panic buying.
Toilet paper was among the first items that frantic Australians began panic buying en masse.
Most of Australia’s toilet paper is manufactured domestically.
Police Officer watch as people queue for a delivery of toilet paper, paper towel and pasta at Coles Supermarket, Epping in Sydney, Friday, March 20, 2020. Supermarkets have been struggling to keep up with demand for products such as toilet paper in recent days, as panic buying as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in people purchasing far more than usual. Supermarkets have put in place limits on the quantity people can purchase of many everyday items. (AAP Image/James Gourley) NO ARC(AAP)
Drakes Supermarkets is the largest independent grocery retailer in the country, with 50 stores in South Australia and Queensland.
Two weeks ago the supermarket chain reported that one of its staffers in Adelaide’s west had tested positive for coronavirus.
People awaiting their turn to purchase toilet paper, paper towel and pasta at Coles Supermarket, Epping in Sydney, Friday, March 20, 2020. (AAP)
There have been no other reported cases within the business.
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