What shortages do you notice in the shops?

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PostLockdownLife Mon 03-May-21 16:03:48

I can't remember where I bought a glass bottle of Coca Cola Yalang Yalang a while ago, I now can't find it anywhere.

Americans are apparently experiencing a shortage of chicken.

Are shortages sorted now, are we still in 'Feed the nation' mode?

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OverByYer Mon 03-May-21 16:05:12

Nothing I’ve noticed

Soubriquet Mon 03-May-21 16:07:39

There still seems to be a shortage of cat food in my store

Woodpecker22 Mon 03-May-21 16:12:34

Fencing and timber supplies
Ikea pax wardrobes

ThriceAsNaice Mon 03-May-21 16:13:53


PostLockdownLife Mon 03-May-21 16:18:11

Ikea pax wardrobes

I visited Ikea recently and there were shortages, I don't know if it's 2020/2021 pandemic/ shipping or Brexit related, they had no garden goods I wanted in-store.

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CadburyCake Mon 03-May-21 16:18:42

Nothing food wise other than odd random gaps in Tesco that have occurred for years and last a week or so before resolving. I don’t think we’re in “feed the nation” mode and I’ve not even seen any buying limits on anything.

The only things I’ve struggled with are certain electronics, probably related to the worldwide chip shortage/shipping crisis.

BoogleMcGroogle Mon 03-May-21 16:20:59

I couldn’t get my twice yearly fix of Diptyque candles for a while. They stopped exporting to the U.K. because of the horror show that is Brexit. Also, we’ve realised that the au pair we were hoping for over the summer probably can’t happen, for the same ghastly reason.

CompleteBarstool Mon 03-May-21 16:22:05

I saw an email through work that said there's been difficulty in getting school uniform partly due to Brexit, partly the recent Suez canal situation.

My 2 are beyond school age so I'm not sure if there's any truth in it??

MostlyHappyMummy Mon 03-May-21 16:23:06

Cat food specifically felix

RoseRedRoseBlue Mon 03-May-21 16:23:27

Cat food, Dolce Gusto pods and Marmite.

UselessTrees Mon 03-May-21 16:24:51

Tinned tuna. Marmite.

WouldBeGood Mon 03-May-21 16:25:28

Electrical goods - I was looking for fridge freezers today.

Fruit and veg

shoofly Mon 03-May-21 16:25:33

Wholemeal bread flour and saw a great offer on a sodastream, but they won't ship to Northern Ireland confused

StressMagnet Mon 03-May-21 16:25:35

Getting boys school trousers has been a nightmare for ten months. Now I cant get generic school cardis in the size I want either.

I noticed M&S has had stock come back in but the supermarket brands seem decimated. I'm trying to always the next size up now.

LactoseTheIntolerant Mon 03-May-21 16:25:47

Marmite, I had to compromise and get the reduced salt one, just not the same!

LividJabber Mon 03-May-21 16:25:48

The fuck is Yalang Yalang Coca Cola?

Hawkins001 Mon 03-May-21 16:26:40

In America , Wal-Mart which owns asda, has card sections e.g. Magic the gathering ect here in our asda, no sections with cards.

Soubriquet Mon 03-May-21 16:27:09

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Thefamilybusiness Mon 03-May-21 16:27:41

1% milk with the orange top, can't get it anywhere. Also French mustard and lemon curd seem to be in short supply.

CovidCorvid Mon 03-May-21 16:27:55

Pet food
Anything to do with bikes, parts, clothes, etc
Patio furniture

minniemomo Mon 03-May-21 16:29:55

Size 5 aqua shoes, had every other size so I'm guessing others beat me to it, otherwise nothing. Oh actually they were out of slimline tonic, but again I suspect it's not actually a shortage.

MrsFezziwig Mon 03-May-21 16:31:19

Brannigan’s Roast Beef and Mustard crisps. Hoping that someone will tell me I’m wrong and I can get them from <insert store name here>

RoseMartha Mon 03-May-21 16:31:55

Sometimes gluten free or dairy free I have trouble getting.

What I have noticed more is price increase.

bruffin Mon 03-May-21 16:34:00


Cat food, Dolce Gusto pods and Marmite.

Had no problems getting any of those

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