Shoppers report empty supermarket shelves around the UK

In some places in the UK, fresh fruit and veg and cold goods are particularly in short supply. Although many people are blaming Brexit, others say it is down to increasing numbers of workers self-isolating because of Covid.

Some people who work in supermarkets or have family members who do said lorries had failed to arrive, causing shortages of goods. Shoppers in places ranging from south London, Hampshire and Essex to Leicestershire and south Wales said they were unable to buy fresh produce. However, in other places the shelves are full, suggesting supply problems are sporadic.

Sainsbury’s appeared to be most affected but people said they had also seen empty shelves in Lidl, Morrisons and the Co-op.



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