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JASON
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JASON asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 2 months ago

Food shortages?

The UK food shops say there is no food shortage, so why are the shops half empty all the time? People can only fill their freezer once?

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  • Zheia
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    If one person buys one extra item that won't really make much difference. But if 10000 people buy just that one extra item then that is 10000 less items on the shelves. Multiply that by the number of supermarkets and it's a much larger deficit. So it may not be just down to some people buying large quantities of one product (like a trolley load of bog roll), it could also be everyone else buying a tiny bit extra 'just in case'.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    even here in Georgia USA, people are buying toilet paper and paper towels like it was going out of business and forgetting about their neighbor who may need some also

    • Kent2 months agoReport

      Georgia, USA? They're far more interested in tending to their longarms and ammo and food and tool supply and shelters and survival plans for an extreme long haul isolation than to be hoarding only paper goods. Wherever you are, you might do the same.

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  • 2 months ago

    There aren't any food shortages.  However, whenever you visit a Supermarket, there are a lot of empty shelves.  This is because, as soon as the shelves are stacked with goods, some selfish people take more than their fair share.

    I've seen people putting in 5 of the same item in their trolleys.  I can only assume that some people's lofts/attics are full to the brim with toilet paper, pasta and tinned soup.  Hopefully it'll end up in the Churches come the Autumn festival or they'll put them in the 'food bank' basket.

    Too many, normally sane people have proved that they are easily spooked by the possibility that they may run out of some food or toilet paper.  In fact I think it's proved that the minority of us are decent people who aren't greedy and unfortunately the majority are greedy, selfish scared people.

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  • 2 months ago

    People are HOARDING......But I suppose when the chips are down, your family comes first. I just don't have the money right now, to do the same.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It's terrid that panic is on the horizon.

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  • 2 months ago

    There ARE NO FOOD shortages!!!  Deliveries are being made, people just buy up the supplies quickly.  

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  • 2 months ago

    because some morons buy the food, and store it in extra freezers they went out and brought. the criminal thing is that lots of the food is now being chucked out into the rubbish. one can only hope that the dummies come to regret their greed when they get their credit card bills

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  • 2 months ago

    The food you were eating at restaurants, pubs and schools ( which came direct  from trade wholesalers to them before they were forced to close ) you now get from supermarkets. Obviously there is a shortage until the supply readjusts and individuals are stopped from panic buying. They are also buying bigger trolley loads and throwing out earlier panic-bought chilled food and bread etc.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It's down to the greedy gits panic buying. The staff can't keep up with filling the shelves. If everybody bought just what they needed the shelves would be full. There are photos of wheelie bins crammed to the top with food that has been thrown out, disgraceful.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They aren’t, you are behind the times. 

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