As the state of South Australia reenters lockdown, panic buying returns.
No one cleaned out the supermarket aisles quite like Australians, according to a scientific 'panic index' measuring how consumers reacted to COVID.
Restaurant, school, hotel, and workplace closures have changed the way food is being distributed, causing a major "logistical headache."
It's anarchy at Costco, but it's not making anyone safer—except investors in powerful food conglomerates.
Despite frantic tweets showing photos of empty supermarket shelves, the Dolmio sauce probably won't run out anytime soon.
Russian shoppers are forming long lines in the rush to snap up consumer goods — for both investment purposes and over fears of massive price hikes.