Publix, Kroger and Home Depot put limits on purchases of certain products due to coronavirus concerns


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA/WAVY) – Several national stores with locations in Hampton Roads are enforcing limits on certain products currently in high demand because of coronavirus concerns.


Publix Super Markets is enforcing purchase limits on certain cleaning products, according to the supermarket chain.

Publix has two locations in the area, in Williamsburg. Va. and Kill Devil Hills, N.C.

This announcement comes after an increase in health concerns over the coronavirus.

Maria Brous, the director of communications for Publix, says customers are now limited to buying two of the following items:

  • Hand soaps & sanitizers
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Facial masks & gloves
  • Disinfectant wipes and sprays
  • Aerosol disinfectant sprays
  • Facial tissue
  • Cups/plates/utensils
  • Bleach

Brous did not state how long the limits will be in place.

(Photo courtesy: WAVY viewer Kristine PJ)


The grocery chain, Kroger, which has multiple locations across Hampton Roads posted a notice at the top of its website that states:

“Due to high demand and to support all customers, we will be limiting the number of Sanitization, Cold and Flu related products to 5 each per order. Your order may be modified at time of pickup or delivery.”

This applies to online orders. 10 On Your Side has reached out to the company inquiring if they are putting limits to in-store purchases.


Home Depot is limiting online purchases of face masks to 10 per customer.

According to national news reports, some other stores limiting purchases of some products include Wegmans and Costco.

For the latest on WAVY’s coronavirus coverage, click here.

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