Supermarket giant Publix's slogan is "Where shopping is a pleasure" - but that may not be the case for some customers looking to purchase specific products during the holidays.
The company based in Florida told NBC 6 Responds it is limiting customers to purchase two of select items at stores due to ongoing shortages related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The limits are for all stores in our seven-state operating area," a representative for Publix told the station. "There is not a set time determined for these limits, and the list can change to include more items or remove items."
Items on the list for limited purchase include:
- Canned cranberry sauce
- Jarred gravy
- Canned pie filling
- Canola and vegetable oil
- Cream cheese
- Rolled breakfast sausage
- Paper napkins
- Disposable plates, cups, and cutlery
- Bath tissue
- Refrigerated snacks
- Sports drinks
- Aseptic type juices
- Canned cat food
- Refrigerated pet food
Publix said demand for specific holiday items has also contributed to widespread shortages.
As far as other grocery chains, a Walmart spokesperson told NBC 6 Responds they "do not have any purchase limits on these items nationally and do not anticipate shortages."
But at Winn-Dixie grocery stores, there is a limit on turkeys. A spokesperson said this is to "help ensure all families have an opportunity to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal."
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