// Hand sanitisers are being sold up to 5000% more than their original price online
// The price increase is as a result of the coronavirus outbreak
New research has found that retailers’ own brand hand sanitisers are being sold online for up to 5000 per cent more than the original price as coronavirus fears continue to escalate.
Online retailer Ebay has seen its users selling Lidl’s own brand hand sanitisers from 49p to £24.99, which is a 5000 per cent price increase, according to Liberty Marketing.
However, those that are listing Tesco’s own hand sanitisers are still making a 1100 per cent profit, despite it being the lowest percentage increase out of them all – from 75p to £9.
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Other supermarkets include Asda with a 2629 per cent increase and Morrisons with a 1400 per cent increase, while Sainsbury’s did not sell their own brand.
Meanwhile, health and beauty retailer Savers saw its hand sanitisers being sold with a percentage increase of 2525 per cent, Boots with an increase of 1899 per cent and Superdrug with an increase of 1538 per cent.
The news comes after the number of coronavirus deaths increased in recent weeks, and fears have increased over stock availability.
According to the research, hand sanitisers have sold out at all health and beauty retailers in the UK.
Earlier this week, UK grocers took action against the affects of coronavirus by drawing up “feed the nation” plans aimed at alleviating the increased stockpiling.
Under these plans, grocers would work with suppliers to scale back the variety of foods and groceries available.
The partnership means both will instead focus on maintaining supplies of staple products.