Economics – In-store availability

Date : 29 September 2021

ONS surveyed GB adults over 08 - 19 September 2021 and uncovered the effect of poor stock levels on shopping experiences:

  • 18% noted shortages of essential food in last 2 weeks
  • 25% noted shortage of non-essential foods
  • 58% report experienced unusual difficulty food shopping – mostly reduced availability
  • 85% bought the same amount as usual, 6% bought more, 8% bought less
  • 22% reported issues obtaining medicines

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