City Mart to limit purchasing amount of basic goods

An employee arranging the foodstuff in a City Mart Store. Photo: Nyunt Ko Ko
An employee arranging the foodstuff in a City Mart Store. Photo: Nyunt Ko Ko

City Mart Holding Co Ltd uploaded a public announcement on their Facebook page and in City Mart branches on 25 March that said they will limit the purchasing amount of household products to ensure every customer is able to buy their fair share.
An official from City Mart headquarters said this restriction is meant to deal with panic buying, that has occurred twice, and ensure food security among all customers. They will soon make announcements requesting the public not to panic buy and to answer frequently asked questions.
Group Corporate Affairs Director U Win Myint Aung said there is no shortage of supplies nor have the prices increased, and they have announced that on their social media platforms. He said they have discussed with their suppliers to ensure basic foodstuffs, medical products and household products are regularly restocked.
Although there is no time limit announced for the restrictions, they will be in place to ensure everyone has access to basic necessities. There are 40 City Mart branches in Yangon alone and City Mall Online is available for online ordering.
The City Mart Holding Marketing Director said there has been an increase in online orders beginning from last week, especially of basic foodstuffs, sanitizers, disinfectants, canned food, rice and cooking oil. The purchasing limitations are in place to ensure everybody can access basic necessities. Ronald Lee, Project Director for City Mall Online, said they have reached 100 per cent of their capabilities, acknowledge the increase in demand, and plan to double their numbers in the first week of April. — Nyunt Ko Ko (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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