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Wegmans Just Put a Purchase Limit on These 13 Popular Grocery Items

You can only buy two jars of peanut butter at a time!

Toilet paper was one of the most hoarded items at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a third wave of coronavirus hits, Wegmans is among the supermarket chains rolling out new purchase limits on essential goods. But the items currently on the retailer's restricted access list include far more than paper products.

Though Wegmans has proactively worked to build up its reserves, the chain says purchase limits are necessary on certain products to make sure it keeps out-of-stock items to a minimum.

"To ensure we have options available for customers in every category, we have spent the last several months sourcing additional suppliers, bringing in new brands, and working with our Wegmans Brand suppliers to build up our holiday and winter reserves," the company says on its website.

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To that end, customers will only be allowed to buy one of each of these items per visit:

  • Paper towels
  • Facial tissues
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • All disinfectant sprays
  • Kitchen trash bags
  • Freezer bags
  • Food storage bags
  • Disposable paper plates
  • Bath tissue

The following products are limited to two per customer:

  • Napkins
  • Household cleaners (including bathroom cleaners, all-purpose cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, and glass or window cleaners)
  • Wegmans peanut butter
  • Items containing Famotidine (Pepcid)

COVID-19 safety rules remain in place at the more than 100 Wegmans locations across Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. All customers are required to wear a face-covering while shopping in accordance with the local or state mandates. Free masks are also available.

Though Wegmans isn't using this unique safety precaution, one grocery store is—and you may see it at others soon.

Amanda McDonald
Amanda is a staff writer for Eat This, Not That!. Read more