A couple of Asian shoppers were kicked out of a Big W store in Australia after allegedly getting involved in a scuffle for exceeding the two-tin baby formula limit per purchase.
Part of the incident was caught on video and posted on Facebook by user Nikki Schoerie on April 11. It occurred at a Big W branch in Lilydale, northeast Melbourne.
Song Chen, a 40-year-old Chinese woman living in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, makes about 21,000 yuan ($3,173) per shipment of expensive baby formula to China.
Chen first moved to Newcastle around three years ago, and soon jumped on the craze in which professional shoppers, known as “Daigous,” buy expensive baby formula in Australia and send it out to China, where there is a massive demand for the product, according to Daily Mail.
Shoppers who have been buying baby formula cans in bulk at supermarkets in Australia with the intention of selling them online to China for a profit were recently captured on video, generating some backlash online.
A shopper named Hannah Dixon filmed the moment in a Coles store in Melbourne on Wednesday around noon when about 20 shoppers were lining up to pick up some baby formula.