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Automakers to temporarily close factories as global shortage of computer chips gets worse

Automakers to temporarily close factories as global shortage of computer chips gets worse

GM, Ford halt some production as chip shortage worsens The global shortage of computer chips is getting worse, forcing automakers to temporarily close factories including those that build popular pickup trucks DETROIT — The global shortage of computer chips is getting worse, forcing automakers to temporarily close factories including those that build popular pickup trucks.General Motors announced Thursday that it would pause production at eight of its 15 North American assembly plants during the next two weeks, including two that…

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Is a meat shortage coming to UK?

Is a meat shortage coming to UK?

Something to consider. Is a meat shortage coming to UK? Why would packers stop ordering millions of plastic trays unless this was in the works?   From a contact: “I’m working in a factory which makes plastic trays for meat. The factory is in Ireland, however, 80% of production goes to UK. In last 13 weeks, tray sales were going down. We have 6 machines making trays. Since the last few weeks, 2-3 machines were stopped during shifts. Next week…

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“PINGDEMIC”: EMPTY UK SUPERMARKET SHELVES COMING TO A STORE NEAR YOU

“PINGDEMIC”: EMPTY UK SUPERMARKET SHELVES COMING TO A STORE NEAR YOU

From EuroNews ‘Pingdemic’ Triggers Widespread Panic Hoarding At UK Supermarkets Britain’s supermarkets are struggling to ensure adequate food supply after reports of panic hoarding due to what the British press calls “ping-demic” – a reference to being “pinged” by the NHS test-and-trace system. We noted on Monday that ping-demic was likely to “lead to food shortages,” and that is precisely what is happening today.  The Independent reports UK’s largest supermarkets are experiencing shortages after the number of people getting “pinged” on the NHS…

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Food shortages in the UK – by design

Food shortages in the UK – by design

Desperate supermarkets hire more staff to beat the pingdemic: Iceland targets 2,000 temps to keep stores open as shelves empty across UK with meat, bottled water and ice cream in short supply Iceland confirmed in the next few days it will start to draft in another 2,000 employees to fill temporary roles Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Lidl and Morrisons stores were seen with significant gaps in their shelves this afternoon  Comes after the British Meat Processors Association CEO warned about impact on…

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Export delays causing New Zealand produce to languish on shelves, in cold stores

Export delays causing New Zealand produce to languish on shelves, in cold stores

Disrupted supply lines The most important news for the NZ economy and an indication of what is to come and I could not find it by searching!  It was only learning that it featured on RNZ Morning Report a couple of days through a chance conversation that I learned of this. The only things you can find easily is non-news and government propaganda Some of the country’s growers and exporters are worried their produce will be wasted because of continued…

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