Shoppers may have noticed a growing number of empty supermarket shelves in Manchester.
The combination of heatwave, Brexit, and corona virus epidemics is being blamed for the shortage.
But how bad are empty shelves and food shortages? And which items are out of stock?
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The Manchester Evening News hit several supermarkets across Manchester on Thursday, July 22.
Tesco Express, Whale Range
Even small Tesco stores have run out of stock. There were several empty shelves near the Tesco Express on Whington Road in the Whale Range south of the city.
There was nothing lacking in the store that you would attach to the toilet like dry pasta. However, there were some shelves that were completely empty.
It includes three shelves, usually filled with chocolate bars and boxes and two shelves where you can expect to have tea and coffee.
In the refrigerated section, 6 pint bottles of milk were almost sold out, and no fresh flowers were available for customers.
A shopper who met MEN outside the store said he had been struggling to find avocados all week.
“I’ve been around for a while and it didn’t happen,” Luke Alok said.
A Tesco spokesman said: “We have a lot of food, delivered to our stores and distribution centers in the UK every day, and overall availability remains good.
“While there is plenty of food for everyone, we are experiencing intermittent disruptions due to the widespread decline of the HGV drivers industry and the increase in precautionary isolation partners.
“On top of growing demand, this is leading to temporary low availability pockets in a few products, but we’re handling it fully and our partners are getting the shelves back to fully store. Working hard for “
Sainsbury’s Super Store, Oldham
Buyers at the Sainsbury’s Superstore on Oldham’s Union Street were also disappointed to find some products.
People carrying people down the freezer canyons were joined by gaping holes on the shelves, as the store was cleared of ice cream, lollipops and ice cubes.
A woman went to the store hoping to get her hands on a packet of ice, as empty shelves across the country made her worried that her home supplies could arrive tomorrow without freezer staples.
While some people are leaving stores without items on their list, most consumers across the country will not face the same fate.
A Sensbury spokesman said: “We are working hard to ensure that consumers can find what they need.
“While we may not always have the same product that a consumer is looking for in every store, a large number of products are being delivered to the stores on a daily basis and our partners are focused on getting them to the shelves as soon as possible. ۔ “
Asda Helme Super Store
One of Manchester’s largest supermarkets was in turmoil and there were no empty shelves.
This was not a big surprise, as it was not widely reported that Asda was struggling with the stock.
But enjoy the picture of an Asda employee working hard to remove the 2M social distance mark from the store floor.
Buyers across Greater Manchester have expressed frustration at not being able to deliver on their normal supply.
Karen, on Twitter, said she struggled last night to find a wag at her local big Tesco.
“I managed to get the only bag of salad (there was no other lettuce) and some apples. No aubergines, court, soft fruit, peppers, berries at all,” he wrote.
Another Twitter user from Middleton said his local Tesco also ran out of stock.
“It looks like my local Tesco food is running out,” he said.
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