Supermarkets use cardboard photos amid UK grocery shortages
Many supermarket In the UK he took a curious approach: using cardboard photographs to complete empty gondolas. Initiative responds to certain food and merchandise product shortages global pandemic And this Brexit.
According to an article published by The Guardian, many markets have started incorporating cardboard cutouts with pictures of groceries to fill in the gaps in the shelves, given the supply problems.
Both the pandemic and Brexit triggered a supply crisis United KingdomDue to which many supermarkets faced major shortage of the product.
As noted by the famous English newspaper, London supermarket Tesco began using images of asparagus, carrots and oranges in its fresh produce aisles, which quickly generated an impact on the social network. “Mmm, delicious pictures of asparagus,” quipped one Twitter user.
According to British media, the remedy is due lack of staff, i.e. “drivers, collectors and packers of heavy vehicles in farms and food processing plants”.
it also reacts The problems the ports are facing After an increase in deliveries for the holiday season.
“It’s become quite common. It’s not just because of shortages, but because many large stores are now too big,” Brian Roberts, retail analyst at Shopfloor Insights, told The Guardian. The man explained that the cuts are part of a variety of tactics used to fill the gap.
Similarly, the rise in online shopping is another reason why many supermarkets in the UK no longer stock non-food items, exposing empty spaces that many cannot replace with alternative products.
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Finally, according to The Guardian, cardboard cutouts of expensive items such as detergent, protein powder or various types of wine or wine are often used to deter theft.
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