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do supermarkets actually have food now?

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jobhunter7 Thu 09-Apr-20 13:48:46

do supermarkets actually have food now?

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Wingedharpy Thu 09-Apr-20 13:51:57


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CallmeAngelina Thu 09-Apr-20 13:53:31

I think most of them always did, actually.
Apart from those the tv cameras visited.

MinorArcana Thu 09-Apr-20 13:54:26

The ones near me do.

They’re not as fully stocked as usual, so I’ve not always been able to get exactly what I want, but there’s been more than enough food on the shelves to do a normal sized shop.

DoubleTweenQueen Thu 09-Apr-20 13:55:23

Seems to be everything apart from bags of flour smile Went yesterday - had to queue in car park for half an hour, but once in managed to get a good family shop for my lot, after not shopping for 9 days

CodenameVillanelle Thu 09-Apr-20 13:55:56

They are short on the odd product but have plenty

slipperywhensparticus Thu 09-Apr-20 13:56:54

Yes gluten free is a bit hit or miss but apart from that it was fine today

jobhunter7 Thu 09-Apr-20 13:57:24

>I think most of them always did, actually.
Apart from those the tv cameras visited.

Thanks. Good to hear. My local looked like it had been ravaged by locusts 3 weeks back.

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safariboot Thu 09-Apr-20 13:58:53

Yes. A small fraction of sections might be low or empty.

To be honest even at the peak of people stocking up, I never encountered a supermarket with no food. But obviously my anecdote is from a miniscule little patch of the country.

nitgel Thu 09-Apr-20 13:58:53

our local sainsbury's is great, really well stocked, tons of offers on ice cream which is nice

DaphneFanshaw Thu 09-Apr-20 14:00:05

Yes of course. Even at their very worse, before lockdown we (Like everyone I know) managed to find food.
We had to buy expensive cheese and yoghurt as that’s all that was left and we had chicken drumsticks instead of breasts but that’s all ok with us.
Loo roll, pasta and flour are all on the shelves now .

ALovelyBitOfSquirrel Thu 09-Apr-20 14:02:36

We live in a little village and the local
shops are ok BUT apparently from reading SM and reports from friends the larger (not enormous though) supermarkets are consistently manic and they're queuing around the block, both towns! Dreading it confused

Useryokyesno Thu 09-Apr-20 14:05:33

Where do you live in the country? All good here in North East

Sotiredofthislife Thu 09-Apr-20 14:08:11

Can’t get flour or handwash or soap.

copperoliver Thu 09-Apr-20 14:10:13

Apparently loads. Because most people are ordering on line. X

BornfreebutinCovidChains Thu 09-Apr-20 14:12:50

I went this am I for the first time in weeks. Bulging shelves, little pasta, lots of meats, lamb, pork, chicken, loo rolls eggs etc.

DippyAvocado Thu 09-Apr-20 14:13:19

My local Tesco was stripped bare a couple of weeks ago but is now back to almost normal stock levels. The only things I had trouble getting were flour and kitchen roll.

poppet31 Thu 09-Apr-20 14:15:10

I was at Morrison's last week and Tesco's today and both were well stocked. I even got pasta! Felt like I'd won the lottery.

Longdistance Thu 09-Apr-20 14:16:24

I live in a densely populated area just north of London. There have been shortages of eggs, toilet roll, bread and flour. I gave it two weeks and I could get everything except flour. My mil lives in north east in a small seaside town and she managed to get everything. I’m jealous envy

BasinHaircut Thu 09-Apr-20 14:16:53

I think they are prioritising re-stocking the most bought foods, so some products are a bit hit and miss. You might not be able to get a specific type of [insert product here] but last night I got everything apart from eggs.

I went late on the day and some fruit and veg was sparse but plenty of the most commonly bought products.

CharDeeMacDennis Thu 09-Apr-20 14:17:06

Just back from Lidl, first time since lockdown. Had everything except broccoli.

Practically no-one social distancing though - a few people did their best (including moi) but loads of folk just barrelling around totally oblivious and / or not giving a shit angry

refraction Thu 09-Apr-20 14:17:19

Today I could not find any

Potato salad
Greek yogurt in a big pot
Some types of biscuits

I tried two Supermarkets

And of course no anti bac stuff

BasinHaircut Thu 09-Apr-20 14:17:24

I should add that’s the first time I haven’t been able to get something I needed during all of this.

pocketem Thu 09-Apr-20 14:17:45

Flour is out of stock everywhere
Article about it on BBC site. They are milling loads more than normal and able to bulk supply bread companies etc but don't have capacity on the packaging lines to significantly increase the supply of small retail size flour packs for supermarkets

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