Customers have been urged NOT to panic buy despite the warning
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Supermarket shoppers who visit stores including Aldi, ASDA, Tesco, Lidl, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and M&S have been issued a warning.
Stores throughout the UK could face severe shortages in the next three weeks due to the effects of the so-called ‘pingdemic’.
Richard Burnett, chief executive of the Road Haulage Association, spoke out on BBC Radio 4’s Today.
He warned: “In the next two to three weeks we are facing a collapse of the supply chain meaning even bigger gaps on supermarket shelves.
“We already have hauliers unable to move goods on a daily basis and we’re now facing a perfect storm.”
The government has admitted it is “concerned” by pictures of empty shelves, with Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Kwasi Kwarteng speaking out last