UK supply crunch deepens among consumers
lack of supply in the UK has intensified over the past two weeks Due to disruption of the goods supply chain.
With the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus, The transport of goods between France and Great Britain has been disrupted. This has created an unprecedented crisis that affects not only the logistics to bring food across the country, but also medicines, fuel and other non-essential items.
The British government has begun to streamline measures to reduce the impact on citizens. And for this it has started talks with the national private sector.
ONS reveals percentage of supply crunch
a study of National Statistical Organization (ONS) shows through percentage, influence of consumer supply crisis These are the results of surveys conducted with different groups in the country:
- 17% of adults cannot afford basic foods. In some areas of the country, this percentage rises to 23%.
- 21% of adults have not been able to purchase non-essential groceries.
- 23% have done Difficulties getting medicines.
- 15% of the population have said that they have not been able to buy fuel.
respondents indicated that they are facing empty supermarket and other establishments that show deficiency; In the meantime, drivers should Long lines for refueling at service stations
‘nervous shopping’ syndrome
A segment of the population is said to lack of access to basic products. This has raised fears of a supply shortage situation during the Christmas festivities. Meanwhile, others take the opportunity to store up.
the sight of empty shelves storage trend Goods still available. Meanwhile, some areas of Great Britain, such as midlands And other regions of the North West have felt a severe shortage.
looking for solution
In this important context, British Government find solutions; Therefore, it has appointed Tesco’s CEO, Sir David Lewis, Supply Chain Consultant.
Sir Lewis will provide technical advice to the Prime Minister on logistics to ensure a rapid turnaround in the situation; In this sense, it is sought Short-term way out of a crisis.
The Downing Street release pointed to the need to identify the source of the problem; Determining the causes and implementing preventive measures to avoid these situations in future.
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