“The busiest day of the year”, for supermarkets


“We’re seeing people buying en masse today,” says Delhaize. “Mainly fresh products such as meat dishes, oysters or lobster”.

To avoid too many crowds, Delhaize stores opened an hour earlier on Wednesday at 7 a.m. This will also be the case on Thursday, but stores will close earlier.

Despite a high attendance, there are, according to the chain, no supply problems.

Colruyt has also “prepared in every way possible” for the “very busy” end of year period, a spokeswoman said. “It’s always a busy time, which is even more so due to the coronavirus pandemic.” Moreover, according to her, December 23 is the busiest day of each year.


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