Tuesday, October 3, 2023

COVID-19: Supermarkets admit stock shortages as ‘pingdemic’ concerns grow

SUPERMARKETS Sainsbury’s, Iceland and Co-op have revealed they are suffering stock shortages as concerns grow about the impact of the so-called “pingdemic” reports Sky News.

Sainsbury’s, Britain’s second biggest supermarket, said it “might not always have” products customers want while Iceland revealed it was also being hit and urged customers not to stockpile.

Co-op said it was “running low on some products” while Lidl said the situation was becoming “increasingly difficult” and starting to have an impact on operations.

Empty shelves were seen at a number of supermarket chains.

It came as business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the government was “very concerned” about the disruption to businesses being caused as COVID-19 alerts result in workers having to isolate.Advertisement

The pingdemic – in some cases combined with problems caused by lorry driver shortages – has been causing growing problems across UK businesses over the past week:



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