In response to the lack of fresh produce plaguing shops, Asda and Morrisons have placed restrictions on the purchasing of specific fruits and vegetables.
Asda said that it will limit customers to three purchases of some commodities, including lettuce, tomatoes, and peppers.
According to Morrisons, two-product limitations will be implemented starting on Tuesday in shops for items like cucumbers.
Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Aldi, Waitrose, and Marks & Spencer do not presently have any restrictions in place, though.
Social media has been flooded with images of grocery shelves that are bare after buyers recently reported difficulty obtaining certain commodities.
The shortages, which are also hurting Ireland, are mostly the result of severe weather in Spain and north Africa, where crops were hampered by floods, snow, and hail.
Typically, a sizeable amount of what the UK eats during this time of year originates from those areas.
According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the shortages are anticipated to continue “a few weeks” until the UK growing season starts and businesses discover alternate sources of supply.
Supermarkets are “adept at handling supply chain concerns,” the trade group’s head of food and sustainability Andrew Opie noted, adding they are collaborating with farmers to guarantee the availability of fresh produce.