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Shelves of Shepparton business restocked after panic buying

By Country News

SPC Factory Sales has rebounded from the wave of panic buying and now has most of its traditional lines back on the shelves.

Co-owner Samuel Prentice said because Canberra’s directive was to only leave the home for food or exercise, there had never been a more important time to buy local and support local.

He said SPC Factory Sales had been locally owned and operated for more than 21 years and was stocked with plenty of foods, including canned fruit, canned fish, honey, snacks, drinks, frozen and chilled products and much more.

“Although we have all our popular lines back in stock there will still be the need for some quantity limits to apply,” Mr Prentice said.

At the same time he also assured customers their safety was SPC’s number one priority.

“We understand some people don’t want to leave their homes and are worried about their health right now, which is why we’ve put several new safety measures in place.

“Customers have the option to put on vinyl gloves as they walk through the doors, and we have a cleaning station set up for the trolleys.

“We’ve also put up Perspex barriers on the registers to give added protection to both staff and our customers.

“Our staff are wearing gloves or sanitising their hands regularly as well as cleaning the registers and store on a regular basis.”

Also, for the rest of the month of April, SPC Factory Sales is offering a 10 per cent discount for pensioners and Healthcare card holders.

“It’s important for us to assist those who are most vulnerable right now, so we’re doing what we can to help,” Mr Prentice said.

SPC Factory Sales is open seven days at 197-205 Corio St, Shepparton. Sunday trading hours have been altered to 9 am to 4 pm.