about 70 bread loaves in my local tesco all short dated and reduced this evening. Walked straight in didn't have to queue. But no proper rice still. No bars of soap. I think I saw some bogroll though, but got mine earlier from FF. There was about 12 baskets of reduced veg as well. And the staff were reducing a shelf full of pies, pizzas and such like.
So either my theory about throttling off their own sales with item limit plus strict social distancing, has come to pass, else all the hoarders have finally exceeded their fridge/freezer capacity and stopped buying. Or the supply chain has over reacted and sent far too much up stream.
As to bins full of food, are these actual pictures of householder's bins taken in the last week, or pictures from some previous event, or most likely the results of restaurants etc having to bin food when they got closed down... Just asking.
edition: could... could even have been where restaurant/cafe staff upon been laid off were given the stock of food to take with them as compo, but as happens ran out of stomach capacity before the food went orf. Just to make my point - remember that picture from 2 weeks ago supposedly depicting a horde of 'panic buyers' loading cars with trolleys full of bogroll et al. It took just 10 seconds to verify that that picture was taken at costco which is a bulk buy shop. So scenes like that, at that place would be normal all year round. Before we become as bad as the 'others' we need to engage our discriminating brains to make sure we're not been dailymailed into false indignation.
On the other hand, if it really was pictures of householders waste bins stuffed full of wasted panic bought food - well words fail me, when in a world there are so many people have barely enough food to survive. Maybe we do need rationing brought back.
edition #2 \/\/\/\/ I've eaten at a few cafes where they use whatever is cheapest. Not many times though