Availability concerns remain high

Date : 29 June 2022

The war in Ukraine is continuing having wide economic and commercial implications for food supply chains. The cost of living crisis has also resulted in more people switching products, thereby further impacting supply chains.

The current events are resulting in a reduction in the amount of grains and oil available for export from the region. Some supermarkets are limiting how much cooking oil customers are able to buy as supplies have been affected by the conflict.The current events are resulting in a reduction in the amount of grains and oil available for export from the region. Some supermarkets are limiting how much cooking oil customers are able to buy as supplies have been affected by the conflict.

Availability concerns remain high



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In the latest consumer research conducted for IGD (24-26 June 2022) around two thirds of adults (65%) experienced shortages of some food and groceries in-store or online recently. This is still relatively high, though has declined marginally compared to last month (68%).

Availability concerns rising most for tins and packaged foods



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Availability concerns are increasing the most for tins and packaged foods (+8% compared to April’22). Concerns remain relatively high for oils (13% vs 14% last month and 5% in April’22). Those living in Yorkshire & Humberside are most concerned about availability issues for oils (24%).

Availability concerns are still highest for fresh produce (24%).

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