First day of red traffic light setting:

Sweetcorn, avocado and bananas most popular foods in NZ

Supermarkets were hit with a “mad” three-hours of panic-buying, starting just before Prime Minister Ardern announced the country would move to red setting in the traffic light system on Sunday.

According to Emma Wooster, corporate affairs manager, Foodstuffs New Zealand, New Zealanders’ habits from the first day in the red setting have shown the majority of shoppers are continuing to purchase everyday grocery items on their list.

“The global supply chain has been lumpy for some time, and we expect this to continue throughout 2022, so if there’s a gap on the shelf on occasion, and it’s an imported product, it’s likely held up and will be back in stock soon.”


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