THE pingdemic has left supermarkets at “crisis point” amid fears panic-buying could sweep the country.
Ranjit Singh Boparan, owner of one of the UK’s largest food producers Sisters Food Group, says tens of thousands of people being forced to self-isolate is having a major impact on the supply chain.
But he adds that the pingdemic isn’t the only cause of supermarkets reaching crisis point, and that it may in fact be masking additional concerns such as Brexit-related shortages and other covid-related issues.
“No-one could possibly have predicted that this toxic cocktail would come together at this time,” Mr Boparan said.
“It started with the pandemic – and in the last week or so with pingdemic, but since May this year the operating environment has deteriorated so profoundly I can see no other outcome than major food shortages in the UK.
“Supply of chicken and turkey is under threat…we are at crisis point, he went on to say.
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