Wegmans limiting purchase of cleaning essentials due to high demand

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Coronavirus concerns has many people rushing stores to gather cleaning essentials, forcing one of the most popular grocery stores in the area to enforce a purchase limit.

On Friday, Wegmans said the grocery store chain will be limiting the purchase of hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, alcohol wipes/prep pads and hydrogen peroxide.

Shoppers are limited to purchasing 3 of each item max.

"Shopping trends are mimicking what we see leading up to a weather event," Wegmans said in a press release. "Customers are stocking up on paper products and a variety of food items, particularly those with a longer shelf life."

In the meantime, the grocery store chain said it will be sure to push out the products as soon as they are made available.

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