Energy Crisis – UK Industry Could Grind to Halt in DAYS

Energy Crisis – UK Industry Could Grind to Halt in DAYS

Panic buying is back! Shoppers queue to fill up trolleys with toilet roll and other essentials after one in six couldn’t find what they wanted on the shelves as supermarket bosses are told to co-operate to save Christmas and petrol shortages continue

  • Panic-buyers queued outside a Costco store in Manchester early this morning to stock up on toilet roll 
  • Food shortages may have even cost Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons £2billion in lost sales this year 
  • About one in six adults in Britain have been unable to buy essential food items in the last fortnight
  • Ministers seek to allay fears as a number of companies warn there may be shortages this Christmas
  • And a third of retailers in the South East have warned they have either no or limited fuel supplies
  • Boris Johnson has appointed ex-Tesco boss Sir Dave Lewis as his new supply chain crisis tsar

Ministers rush to dampen fears that staff shortages, soaring energy bills and global supply-chain woes will lead to panic-buying in runup to Christmas

  • Hundreds of thousands of shoppers have already booked Christmas delivery slot
  • Toys, clothes, chocolate and toilet rolls could become more scarce in weeks 
  • One in six British shoppers has been unable to buy essential food items at stores

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