The VERY unexpected $8 product constantly selling out at Woolworths – and 60,000 sold in less than a monthWoolworths has restocked its cult favourite meerkat statues in Australia The $8 garden ornaments rose in popularity after launching in 2020 New characters include a tiger, panda and wise meerkatWoolworths sold a staggering 60,000 meerkats in less than a month in 2021
A selection of meerkat garden ornaments from Woolworths have returned to store shelves – and they’re one of the bestselling buys the supermarket has ever had.
The retail giant is once again selling the range of statues priced at $8 each with different characters to choose from – including a tiger, panda and ‘wise’ meerkat.
Last year Woolworths revealed a whopping 60,000 meerkat statues had been sold in less than a month.
Mum-of-two Foodie Mumma Ren shared the news on Facebook and others were eager to rush to the supermarket (pictured: a customer’s meerkat statue collection)
‘The meerkats are BACK at Woolworths. I am sure there will be more designs to be released,’ she wrote online and posted images of the new statues (pictured: meerkat statues from 2020)
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Mum-of-two Foodie Mumma Ren shared the news on Facebook and others were eager to rush to the supermarket.
‘The meerkats are BACK at Woolworths. I am sure there will be more designs to be released,’ she wrote online and posted images of the new statues.
‘I want them for the house!’ one person wrote, another added: ‘So cute’.
In the comments one fan admitted she has bought 157 of the meerkats so far and is keen to extend the collection.
Based on the popularity of the meerkat ornaments in the past, the products are expected to fly off shelves and stock numbers are limited.
Last year characters included Olympians, fairies, brides and grooms as well as solar-powered light-up meerkats for $20 and $5 DIY meerkat painting kits
Other previous characters included meerkat princess, fireman, bride, soldier, witch and hero, as the meerkats are designed wearing outfits
Last year characters included Olympians, fairies, brides and grooms as well as solar-powered light-up meerkats for $20 and $5 DIY meerkat painting kits.
The store had doubled its order in 2020 but still managed to sell the equivalent of 2019’s stock in the first week as shoppers snapped up meerkats in record numbers.
Woolworths general manager for everyday needs, James Hepworth, previously said the supermarket was ‘excited’ for the restock after the statues enjoyed such ‘huge popularity’ last time around.
‘Customers exceeded our expectations for demand with these meerkats last year, and this year they’ll find a range of new and quirky designs and personalities as a way to get families out of the house and in the garden,’ he said.
Demand for gardening and DIY products has soared since the pandemic began in early 2020, as people spend an increasing amount of time at home.
Woolworths CEO previously revealed a whopping 60,000 meerkat statues (pictured) had been sold in less than a month
The quirky garden ornaments (pictured) attracted a cult following after launching in 2020
Several happy customers shared images of the meerkats on Facebook after purchasing the product in store.
‘How adorable are these meerkat statues currently in Woolworths, lots of different ones,’ one woman said.
‘They’re so cute!’ another said, and a third added: ‘I need to go get some!’
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