When traffic is light, people buy staples, but not the impulse stuff.
She cares for her cow and occasionally walks the 11 miles to the next large town to buy staples.
Until recently, Chinese companies were satisfied with long-term contracts to buy staples like iron, coal, copper and gold.
Once a month, and for parties, she buys staples and platters at Costco.
Imports should be an emergency measure only since special problems arise when India buys staples like wheat.
She checks to see when she last bought milk and other staples.
Not replacing them meant that they would have to buy all of their food, instead of only staples and meat.
This allowed farm families to buy staples until their harvest could be sold.
Food is difficult to come by, and people have to queue for hours to buy staples such as bread and meat.
Try to buy staples of a wardrobe.