GETTING THROUGH: Coles team members Somone Grimshaw and Katrina Lavender have been restocking shelves at the Emerald store.
GETTING THROUGH: Coles team members Somone Grimshaw and Katrina Lavender have been restocking shelves at the Emerald store. Tara Miko Emecoles

Supplies beefed up after Emerald shoppers strip shelves bare

SHELVES stripped bare by customers fearing the worst will be restocked by the weekend.

Woolworths Hospital Rd store manager Rick Burchell said delivery difficulties with milk and meat meant supplies were down but trucks were expected to arrive this afternoon and tomorrow to replenish stock.

"As soon as the trucks get through, there's no stopping them," Mr Burchell said.

The store has imposed a two-bottle limit on milk to customers, and Mr Burchell urged shoppers not to panic.

"It's really just meat, milk and produce that have been affected," he said.

"As long as people don't panic buy, there will be supplies."

Coles store manager Ben Thompson said there had been no delays in receiving supplies at the Emerald store.

"Our fresh fruit and veg is out of Townsville," Mr Thompson said.

"Roads are flooding all the time and it just depends on when they can get through."

Mr Thompson said there was no limit on customers with milk, and it was "shopping as usual".

A Cornetts IGA spokeswoman said the Clermont store had not been affected by the floods and subsequent road closures.

"Our Bundaberg North store is down but Bundaberg Central store is open," she said.

"There's no affect on Clermont and the trucks are still getting through."

Tieri Foodworks manager Tashia Weir said a delivery truck was delayed one day due to road inundation near Chinchilla, but the store was stocked with bread, milk and some produce.

"Our shop is pretty well stocked with everything except some fruit and veg," Ms Weir said.


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