Iceland are opening up early for pensioners, to allow them to get their groceries without having queue, after panic buying saw some elderly people go without.
A spokeswoman for Iceland said: ‘With many of our Iceland stores located at the heart of communities across the UK, we are encouraging our store managers to dedicate the first two hours of opening on Wednesday morning to the elderly (those of state pension age) and vulnerable people in their community, such as those with disabilities.
‘We are giving them the flexibility to offer this wherever possible, and arrangements will be publicised in the stores that decide to take this action.
‘We commend the action taken by our colleagues in the West Belfast store who have already dedicated an hour of early morning opening for the elderly. We are focused on being able to feed the nation and to support the most in need.’