Britain’s crisp shortage has begun to ease but supplies on shelves remain low, with a quarter of shops still struggling to find stock.
Multipack crisps were ranked the lowest in availability, with 29 per cent of stores recorded as either having “none” or “low” according to the Office for National Statistics, which monitored supplies between November 19-22. The data was collected by Kantar Public in the course of 270 shop visits.
The 24 per cent total of shops where there were none or few of the products was down on the 33 per cent recorded a week earlier but crisps were still the hardest-to-find product on the shelves.
Paracetamol, ibuprofen, sparkling water and frozen turkeys were the next most affected items. There were also shortages of fresh pork and chicken, with 4 per cent and 2 per cent respectively of shops reporting zero availability. Of all the items monitored, 10 … Read more