London (EFE) – main British supermarkets It restricted the number of some vegetables customers could buy due to short supply from Spain and Morocco, the companies themselves reported.
Tesco, Aldi, Asda and Morrisons have restricted the amount of tomatoes, peppers or cucumbers they can buy, while Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Waitrose and M&S have yet to announce similar measures.
The supermarkets have alleged that their suppliers in Spain and Morocco have reduced their exports because of… crops affected by bad weather.
Director of the British Retail Consortium for Food and Sustainability, Andrew OpieAnd she explained, on Wednesday, that “difficult weather conditions in southern Europe and North Africa have stopped the harvest of some fruits and vegetables.”
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Shortage of supermarkets
Obi acknowledged the power outage could “last a few weeks” but assured that the country’s supermarkets, which in some cases have empty shelves, will be able to manage the shortage by turning to other farmers.
Meanwhile, some stores are putting in place temporary restrictions products quantity Customers can purchase them to ensure they are available to everyone.”
In response to a question from journalists about this rationing, British Minister of Agriculture and Environment, Therese Coffey, said, “We cannot control the climate in Spain.”
Tesco and Aldi have been limited to Three units per person selling tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers, while Asda also limits lettuce, bags of salad, broccoli, cauliflower and tubs of berries to the same number.
Morrisons limited the sale of cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce and peppers to two.
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