Over half of Brits experiencing food shortages

Food shortages
Brits are experiencing food shortages
// 56% of shoppers experienced food shortages in the past few weeks
// Londoners were the least likely to have seen food shortages

New research has found that over half of Brits have experienced food shortages in their local supermarkets or shops over the past few weeks.

A YouGov poll showed that 56 per cent of shoppers had experienced food shortages, while 39 per cent had not and five per cent said they did not know.

The issue was most prevalent in Scotland, which was at 67 per cent, but over half of the respondents (57 per cent) in the south of England also saw shortages.


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Around 55 per cent in the Midlands/Wales experienced stock availability issues at their local shops, while that number rose to 56 per cent in the north.

Londoners were the least likely to have seen food shortages – at 46 per cent.

The poll encompassed just over 3560 adults.

Of those who said they had seen shortages, the majority were 50 years old and over.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. It’s not just food. Items like plates, bowls, cutlery have also been OOS for online grocery orders. Items of food sent have been mushy and bruised (and sent back.) Why do they never pre plan for things like this. Why is it always last minute.

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