HEB tells customers avoid 'panic,' orders purchase limits



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Empty shelves stand where toilet paper and other paper goods are normally stocked at the H-E-B in Marble Falls on Friday, March 13.




By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

HEB grocery store officials are asking customers to quell “panic” over concerns about the coronavirus, and have implemented temporary purchase limits of certain items, according to March 13 company statements.

The statement was released after a week-long barrage of customers – including those in Burnet, Marble Falls and Kingsland – in the midst of COVID-19 scare buying items in bulk such as toilet paper, cleaning products, hand sanitizer and even some food items.

As a result regular customers looking to make usual purchases have faced empty shelves, officials said.

“We’ve implemented temporary purchase limits on certain items to help ensure Texans can get the products they need, when they need them,” according to the company statement.

“While our customers might find our supply of some products low or temporarily out of stock, we encourage customers to check back with us if they cannot find what they need, as we’ll continue to restock our products.” . . .

Find more stories about how local officials are handling the coronavirus scare in the Friday, March 13 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email connie@highlandernews.com. To subscribe to the newspaper, call 830-693-4367 or click here to subscribe to our e-Edition online.


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