"Amazon Pantry is not accepting new orders at this time while we
work to fulfill open orders and restock items following
increased demand," a company spokesperson said.
The service, which sells non-perishable groceries from cereals
to soaps, has seen huge demand despite consumers thronging
supermarkets and grocery stores for everything from toilet
papers and canned foods.
Amazon did not say when the service will be back, but said it
was working with partners to get the items back in stock as
quickly as possible.
The move comes after the company resorted to receive only vital
supplies at its U.S. and UK and other European warehouses until
April 5, as it tries to free up space for medical and household
goods in high demand.
(Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)
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