Woolworths announces special shopping hours for elderly, restocking

Woolworths announces special shopping hours for elderly, restocking, by Remy Varga.

Woolworths will close all 995 stores across Australia by 8pm every evening indefinitely to give staff time to restock shelves, The Australian has confirmed.

A Woolworths spokeswoman said there was no shortage of goods, but that staff needed the additional time to ensure shelves across the country remained full.

Woolworths said on Monday it was selling around seven weeks’ worth of toilet paper every day, with consumer demand for essential items exceeding the capacity of the supermarket giant’s distribution centres.