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

Business / Thu 22nd Jul 2021 at 10:02am

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

Valerie Chamberlain
2021-07-22 10:41:45

Now this will make people panic by putting this our how stupid.

2021-07-22 20:05:39

While this is being largely blamed on the so called 'pingdemic' it is not the only reason. There are staff shortages across many different sectors had have been since before the 'pimgdemic' started. The Byline Times has found a different reason: https://bylinetimes.com/2021/07/22/a-convenient-scapegoat-empty-shelves-are-due-to-brexit-not-the-pingdemic-heres-the-evidence/

2021-07-23 04:42:09

How to start panic buying, tell people not to panic buy !

Adam Osen
2021-07-23 06:17:18

One thing we know for certain is that it’s definitely not due to Brexit. We can be completely sure that the warnings that this would happen after Brexit were categorically Project Fear. (Sarcasm)

2021-07-30 04:34:16

Adam, let’s not forget about the non-existent big red bus promising 200+ million a week to the NHS, that didn’t exist lol.

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