Sainsbury’s and Tesco criticised for cardboard images on empty shelves

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Shoppers have taken to social media to share images from the supermarkets

Sainsbury’s and Tesco have faced criticism from customers for using cardboard images in an effort to replace the empty shelves in stores.

Shoppers have taken to social media to share images from the supermarkets showing their attempts to improve the appearance of bare shelves.

Sainsbury’s said its colleagues and suppliers are working hard to make sure customers can find everything they need.

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“Availability in some product categories may vary but alternatives are available, and stores continue to receive deliveries daily,” Sainsbury’s said.

The UK has faced supply chain issues amid staff shortages and post-Brexit issues.

Currently, hauliers from the EU can only make up to two trips to drop off or pick up goods between locations in the UK within one week.

Fears over shortages ahead of the festive season have grown in recent weeks with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps being forced to introduce measures to ensure “Christmas will go ahead”.

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