BWS and Dan Murphy’s have implemented national alcohol restrictions to limit the amount people can buy each day.
Endeavour Group told suppliers on Monday: “We are encountering unprecedented and increasing customer demand across our stores and online channels.
“Given this, it is now more important than ever that we work together to get your products to our stores to meet this demand.”
The latest CBA credit card data shows liquor sales in Australia have risen 20.4% year-on-year in the past week.
“To ensure everyone can access the drinks they love we are placing temporary restrictions on the amount of products available for purchase per customer per day,” Dan Murphy’s said on its website.
“These are subject to change at any time and we reserve the right to cancel items from your order if they are exceeding our limits or our ability to supply.”
Restrictions include a maximum of three casks of wine, beer, cider or premixed drinks, a maximum of six bottles of spirits and 18 bottles of wine.
The limits apply per customer, per day.
Dan Murphy’s stores are also installing checkout screens as part of its ongoing efforts to keep its team and customers as safe as possible in-store.
“To ensure there is enough for everyone, there is now a per customer, per shop limit on all beer, wine & spirits, in store and online,” BWS said online.
A limit of four cases of beer, premixed drinks and cider applies at BWS, as well as a purchase limit of four bottles of spirits, three casks or 12 bottles of wine.
Retail Drinks Australia said the drinks industry is currently in discussions with the Federal Government regarding the issue of alcohol restrictions, using recommendations from the industry on how to best implement these measures.