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22 Oct 21

UK FOOD SHORTAGE COULD BE HERE TO STAY.

The food and farming sectors are warning of worsening supply chain shortages in the run-up to Christmas.

Worker shortages which continue to hamper supply chains across the UK could be here to stay, with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) warning that it could last for up to two years, while the Food and Drink Federation says the challenges could become permanent.

Food and drink retail, farming, foodservice and logistics sectors have all been impacted by the shortage of workers, which has resulted in empty shelves at supermarkets. While independents have not been immune, their shorter supply chains offer some leverage.

Research by YouGov revealed that more than half of British shoppers have experienced food shortages in their local supermarkets and shops over recent weeks. The poll found that 56% had experienced shortages, while 39% had not, and 5% said they didn’t know. Londoners were the least likely to have seen shortages, while Scottish shoppers were the most likely.

 

 

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Mantra Learning aim to help limit the impact of the national shortage throughout the logistic sector.

Logistics was one of the biggest growth sectors in 2020, with annual salaries increasing by 2.6%. Employment rates in warehousing are at an all-time high. The recent pandemic has highlighted to the nation just how crucial these key workers are, which is why this is one of the most stable careers out there.

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