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From butter with love. The plight of Christmas biscuit-hungry Norwegians took a further turn after a Stavanger supermarket started rationing butter. Under consumer conditions reminiscent of the Former Soviet Union, Rema 1000 in Mariero put up a sign asking people to buy just one packet of butter per household. The move was due to fresh supplies having sold out within 10 minutes of the store opening. Shelves were empty 6 hours after the sign was hung up.

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Published on Thursday, 15th December, 2011 at 10:05 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last Updated on 15th December 2011 at 13:25.

The plight of Christmas biscuit-hungry Norwegians took a further turn after a Stavanger supermarket started rationing butter.

Soviet Union flag
Soviet Union flag
Photo: Rajiv Patel/Flickr


Under consumer conditions reminiscent of the Former Soviet Union, Rema 1000 in Mariero put up a sign asking people to buy just one packet of butter per household.

The move was due to fresh supplies having sold out within 10 minutes of the store opening. Shelves were empty 6 hours after the sign was hung up.

Communications director for the Reitan Group, Solfrid Flateby, told NRK that the sign was not their idea.

“We have not introduced rationing; they [staff] did it on their own initiative.”

Regional director for Rema 1000, Per Tore Solstad, welcomes the rationing action and feels other stores should do a similar thing.

The Stavanger shop sign will go up again on Friday when butter is delivered to the shop again.

According to the supermarket’s Rolf Arne Eidsmo, “It worked today, so I have no reason to believe that it will not work again. We have only been greeted by understanding from our customers, and no sour faces.”

In 1999, then Swedish Trade and Industry Minister Björn Folke Rosengren called Norway “the last Soviet State.”




Published on Thursday, 15th December, 2011 at 10:05 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last updated on 15th December 2011 at 13:25.

This post has the following tags: norwaybuttershortage, butterrationingnorway, norwegianchristmasbiscuits.





  
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