25 Mar 2020

Food purchases up - can anything stop people panic buying?

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 25 March 2020

The amount people are spending on food is up 150 per cent on last year. Supermarkets are begging people to stop panic buying, but it appears they're not listening. Chris Quinn, CEO of Foodstuffs North Island is back on the programme. 

People queue up to shop at Mount Wellington, Auckland.

People queue up to shop at Mount Wellington, Auckland. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly