Chocs away as miniature treats fly off shelves
8:01pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
A SUPERMARKET Giant’s most successful ever promotion saw Barry shoppers erupt in a sweet-driven frenzy last week.
Social network users vented their disgust after customers at Barry Morrisons were witnessed behaving badly during the national week-long two for £7 offer on tins of Celebrations, Heroes, Quality Street, and Roses.
Customers had been limited to six tins each, but eyewitnesses reported shoppers grabbing the miniature chocolate treats as they were being put on display and making return journeys to and from the car park to capitalise on the deal.
One Facebook writer, known as Welsh Mam, said: “It was scary! These people weren't playing. I was shocked at the lengths they would go to and for sweets.”
Another said: “My friend was caught up in that and was really shaken up. It’s pathetic.”
Store users reported some people trying to buy around 20 tins.
“Tuesday and Wednesday was disgusting, said one. “Shop owners buying six tins then taking them to their cars then going back in and getting another six tins and going to another cashier.
“Then they are selling them at £7 a tin in their own shops.”
And a cashier said: “I was working on the till behind where the woman was creating.
“She did manage to get 20 tins.
“She asked customers behind her to get them.”
A Morrisons spokesman said millions of the chocolate tins had flown off the shelves during the week.
He said: “This really was an amazing great deal - our most successful promotion ever. The vast majority of the store’s customers understood that we set a limit to enable as many shoppers to take advantage of it. The small number of individuals who were unhappy were dealt with courteously and professionally by the excellent team at the store.”
Asda and Tesco are currently selling the tins for £4 each.