Danish Supermarket Comes Up With A Clever Idea To Prevent People From Hoarding Hand Sanitizer

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COVID-19 has left many people worried and stressed which has led to panic-buying and hoarding.

While it can be useful to have a few extra supplies at home in case of needing to self-quarantine or in order to reduce your number of trips to the store, there is simply no need to, for example, buy a whole shopping cart full of beans. There’s really no need to buy a whole shopping cart of anything.

In fact, that kind of behaviour is downright harmful as it prevents other people from getting the supplies they need.

Toilet paper, face masks and hand sanitizer are some of the most hoarded items at the moment.

Now, in order to stop people from hoarding sanitizer, a Danish grocery store has come up with an ingenious idea, as reported by Bored Panda.


The supermarket is selling one bottle of hand sanitizer for 40 DKK (roughly $6.00). However, if you want to purchase two bottles of hand sanitizer, the price shoots up to 1000 DKK ($144.00) per bottle!

This way, people are discouraged from hoarding which means that more people will get access to hand sanitizer.


In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, everyone needs to have proper access to soap and hand sanitizer; having 50 bottles of hand sanitizer at home is useless if it means that your neighbour or coworker doesn’t have any.

By discouraging hoarding, this supermarket is looking out for their community, their country, and the rest of the world.


The store has posted a notice for its customers, explaining that it has a great responsibility to keep itself operational and asks customers for their support.

Customers are asked to keep a safe distance from each other and the store employees and to use the hand sanitizer by the entrance and then put on gloves before starting their shopping. The store also asks families to designate a single person to touch and purchase the items, rather than having the whole family touching things.

Ever since a picture of the store’s unique pricing was posted to Twitter, support has poured in from all over the world.

People from all over the world are impressed with the store’s initiative.

Some people even tagged the stores to inspire them.

The general consensus seems to be that this is a great idea.

What do you think about this idea? Should more stores do the same? Let us know in the comments!