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Shortages in supermarkets and in other shops

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StarDreamer Wed 29-Jun-22 19:27:10

How is it in supermarkets and shops please? I have my groceries delivered and so I do not know how it is in the shops.

Galaxy Wed 29-Jun-22 19:35:49

I have found in the smaller tescos it's a bit rubbish, I do a lot online but do some in real life. At the Tesco extras its usually ok.

Grannyben Wed 29-Jun-22 19:37:03

I think it varies from week to week and, which supermarket you use. Our local Asda and M&S seem to be well stocked but, the Tesco's (very large Superstore) doesn't seems to have quite a few shortages

Farmor15 Wed 29-Jun-22 19:38:16

I've found different things missing at different times. Recently it was cat food! Mostly no shortages though. Just price increases!

Grandmabatty Wed 29-Jun-22 20:39:51

I've been unable to buy Dijon mustard recently. It's not in Tesco or Aldi

BlueBelle Wed 29-Jun-22 20:43:20

Haven’t noticed any difference in my shopping to be honest I go to Asda Morrisons or Aldi (not all at once)

Jane43 Wed 29-Jun-22 20:46:28

There have been occasional gaps on some shelves in Sainsbury's but only for a couple of days. No problems at Aldi.

lixy Wed 29-Jun-22 20:56:40

Seems OK here - Sainsbury's, Tesco's, Aldi and Lidl depending on which part of town I happen to be in.
Tesco's ran out of Soda Bic for some unknown reason the other day but back in stock now.

ElaineI Wed 29-Jun-22 21:01:16

Not too bad - as others say some things run out but not like during 1st lockdown.

GagaJo Wed 29-Jun-22 21:13:17

Price increases I've noticed over the last year.

Branded cat food up by about 15%.

Butter up by about 30%.

Brexit effect. I won't pay the astronomical prices. I'm buying cheaper products. And eating less butter.

Grannynannywanny Wed 29-Jun-22 21:14:45

I read earlier that Tesco have removed some Heinz products from their shelves due to a pricing dispute. Ketchup, baked beans and tomato soup etc. It might be a good opportunity for those who are loyal to brand names to give supermarket brands a try.

Heinz products off Tesco shelves after pricing dispute www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61978595

Deedaa Wed 29-Jun-22 21:15:45

Grandmabatty apparently there's a shortage of Dijon Mustard in France. A poor harvest I think.

Greenfinch Wed 29-Jun-22 21:30:38

Lack of UHT semi skimmed milk in cartons in Tesco. Plenty of skimmed though.

Grandmabatty Wed 29-Jun-22 21:38:29

Deeda that would explain it. Ta

StarDreamer Wed 29-Jun-22 22:05:50

Grannynannywanny

I read earlier that Tesco have removed some Heinz products from their shelves due to a pricing dispute. Ketchup, baked beans and tomato soup etc. It might be a good opportunity for those who are loyal to brand names to give supermarket brands a try.

Heinz products off Tesco shelves after pricing dispute www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61978595

LINK > Sky News page about Tesco and Heinz

StarDreamer Wed 29-Jun-22 22:15:30

Canning food needs steam under pressure, at a temperature of around 125 Celsius, to preserve the food. Heating water to produce the steam needs energy. Energy costs money, energy costs have risen dramatically.

Granmarderby10 Wed 29-Jun-22 22:25:28

Weirdly: face flannels and Ramer bath sponges in shops that previously had loads to choose from.
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Chewbacca Wed 29-Jun-22 22:28:04

Not noticed any food shortages around here. Shelves seem very well stocked.

Mamardoit Thu 30-Jun-22 08:09:20

I've always found the shelves very well stocked. The quality has been good too.

Aldom Thu 30-Jun-22 08:14:13

Granmarderby10

Weirdly: face flannels and Ramer bath sponges in shops that previously had loads to choose from.
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Marks and Spencer have a wide range of face flannels. smile

halfpint1 Thu 30-Jun-22 10:48:50

The mustard has at last returned in France after about 6 weeks absence

Kate1949 Thu 30-Jun-22 10:56:11

I used to be fussy re brand names with certain items - beans, tea bags etc. We tried a tin of Aldi baked beans. They are far nicer than Heinz. No watery sauce. We also buy Aldi tea bags. They are great.

Coco51 Thu 30-Jun-22 11:45:35

I have deliveries from Ocado, I think it helps that they confirm a regular basket ahead of time. Generally items that are out of stock are marked during the ordering process.

elleks Thu 30-Jun-22 11:47:07

I prefer any own brand beans to Heinz. I think they're very overrated.

schnackie Thu 30-Jun-22 11:48:47

Oddly I think, my local Aldi has been out of my preferred sweetener (sucralose tablets) for a couple of weeks now. I found some on Amazon and bought quite a bit.