Coles and Woolworths say fires cut into supply of broccoli

At least 19,000 farmers have been impacted by the devastating bushfires across the country since November.  Extreme heat, smoke and drought has ravaged the nation for months and has affected many cultivation areas, including the broccoli growing fields.

Now, Australian retail chains Coles and Woolworths have revealed a shortfall in the nation's supply of broccoli after fire and extreme weather conditions ravaged growing fields across the country.

While Woolworths and Coles told the press they are working with growers to improve the supply, some social media users were ecstatic. 'Kids will be jumping for joy,' said one user. 'Children all over Australia celebrate,' someone else commented. One posted a gif of a superhero screaming 'Yes!'.

A Coles spokesman told Daily Mail Australia many of its suppliers have been directly impacted by the fires and drought. 'Some products, particularly in fresh produce, may be unavailable or in limited supply in the short term,' they said.

A Woolworths spokesperson said: 'There is a shorter supply of broccoli than usual due to extreme weather patterns in the key growing regions.'


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