Earlier this week we reported how many retailers and shoppers feared a repeat of the food crisis supermarket in March as the UK prepares to enter a second lockdown.
Several shoppers have already reported empty shelves in various supermarket stores and online delivery slots have become more difficult to secure for different chains.
Since the first lockdown was announced, supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco, Aldi, M&S, Liddell, Sensbury and Morrison have been stripped of much-needed shelves – leaving out the UK’s weakest.
Now again buyers are being requested not to panic and buy the things they need for the period.
Here’s what some of the UK’s biggest supermarkets have to say about the possibility of more food and essential shortages in the UK in the event of a second national lockdown, according to Cant Live.
When asked, Aldi declined to make any official statement.
But a source told Cantlive that the store has good availability across the product range of the product.
The store operates a traffic light system to manage the number of customers in its stores.
A Tesco spokesperson said: “Good availability for our store and online customers continues.
“We have significantly increased our online capacity from about 600,000 slots in the first week of the crisis to now 1.5 million weekly slots.”
A Sciencebury spokesperson said: “We can now serve twice as many people with home delivery and Click & Collect six months in advance, and we can reassure our customers that our stores have easy availability for slots and products.”
When asked, Assad refused to make any official statement.
But a source told CantLive that customers did not see any evidence in the store to change their shopping behavior.
They further said that they have increased their delivery slot to 700,000 which was their 65% increase in March.
Andrew OP, director of food and sustainability at the British Retail Consortium, said: “Retailers have done a great job in ensuring consumers have access to food and essentials throughout the epidemic.
“Supermarkets have multiple security measures in place to protect employees and customers. In the event of a future lockdown, we should consider consumers and request purchases for food as they usually do during these difficult times.”
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