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Spain to Allow Rationing After Supermarket Shortages

Empty shelves in the long-life milk section inside a supermarket in Barcelona, Spain.

Empty shelves in the long-life milk section inside a supermarket in Barcelona, Spain.

Photographer: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg
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The Spanish government will allow rationing of some products by retailers, as part of broad measures to cushion the economic impact of the war in Ukraine. 

Stores will be allowed to temporarily limit “the number of goods that can be bought by a client,” according to the rule published in the Official Gazette Wednesday. The government didn’t name any specific type of products that could be affected.