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Loblaws CEO reassures shoppers in response to Coronvirus pandemic

Last Updated Mar 17, 2020 at 10:24 am MDT

A Loblaws store is seen in Montreal on March 9, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

BRAMPTON – Following the announcement of the Canadian borders closing amid the spread of COVID-19, the CEO of Loblaws is speaking out.

In a statement released Monday, Galen G. Weston says, “Those who went shopping recently will have seen extraordinary numbers of people in stores, long lines, and aisles of empty product.”

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“This was a result of extreme levels of buying millions of Canadians stocked up on their kitchens and medicine cabinets.”

Weston adds they are not running out of food or essential supplies and their supply chain and store teams are responding quickly.

Finally, he mentions, “Another concern you may have noticed is that your supermarket or drugstore could raise prices on items. Don’t worry, this will not happen at our stores, we will not raise a single price on any item to take advantage of COVID-19.”