NTUC FairPrice says, “Calm Down, not Come Down!”
After the news that Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre will be closed for three days from Monday (Sep 27) because COVID-19 cases were discovered, Singaporeans were worried that they would not be able to get their usual supply of fruits and vegetables.
This is totally understandable because the market handles about 30% of Singapore’s fruit imports, and 50% of vegetable imports.
To calm the nerves of Singaporeans, NTUC FairPrice very quickly took to their Facebook post to assure its customers that it is “closely monitoring” the situation and added that the supermarket has “sufficient stock” available for the community.
NTUC FairPrice also reminded customers to “only buy what they need”.
In case you cannot read the Facebook post, here’s the post in full text:
[𝗣𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗿 𝗣𝗮𝗻𝗷𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗲𝘀𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲]
We’re closely monitoring the situation following news of the closure of Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre, and would like to assure you that we have sufficient stock available for the community. Our robust and diverse supply lines for fruits and vegetables remain intact.
To cater to an anticipated increase in demand, we’ve also increased our supply of fruits and vegetables to our stores islandwide.
Finally, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind customers to only buy what they need.
Separately, Sheng Siong supermarket later also wrote in a Facebook post that the supermarket is working hard to ensure that all their stores remain well-stocked with timely deliveries of fresh vegetables and fruits.
Supermarkets like Cold Storage Singapore and Giant Singapore, also assured their customers through their respective Facebook posts that the closure of Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre has a “minimal impact” on them, and that the stores are well stocked as we work with a diversified supplier base as well.
So, chill ok. Don’t kan jiong. Calm Down, not Come Down.
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