Thursday 23 September 2021

Tesco Warns Of Christmas Panic Buying Worse Than During Pandemic

The concerns were raised by Andrew Woolfenden, Tesco’s distribution and fulfilment director, during a meeting of the government’s new food and drink taskforce last week. He suggested that the issue of empty shelves could be worse than that caused by the consumer stockpiling which took place during the first Covid-19 lockdown last year.

NamNews Implications:
  • The government still don’t get it:
    • “We are closely monitoring labour supply and working with sector leaders to understand how we can best ease particular pinch points.”
    • Industry leaders have been telling the government for weeks that the solution lies in temporarily making it easier to bring in workers from abroad to ease the crisis.
  • Watch this space…(and minimise breath-holding…)

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