Customers mock supermarkets using cutouts of fruit & veg to hide empty shelves

Customers mock supermarkets using cutouts of fruit and veg to hide empty shelves

10/24/2021 8:15:00 PM

Customers mock supermarkets using cutouts of fruit and veg to hide empty shelves

BEMUSED shoppers have ridiculed supermarkets for using cardboard fruit and veg cutouts to cover up empty shelves amid the food supply crisis. Workers at stores including Tesco and Sainsbury’s…

It comes after a mixture of HGV driver shortages and less pickers and packers on farms and food processing plants led to a shortage in some food supplies.There have also been problems at ports with handlers struggling to cope with a surge in Christmas deliveries.

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But the supermarkets have insisted the cardboard cutouts are not being used to bolster stock.Tesco said they use them in some larger stores where there was additional space - with the pictures of some items to deter shoplifters.While a Sainsbury's spokesperson said: "Our colleagues and suppliers are working hard to make sure customers can find everything they need when they shop with us.

"Availability in some product categories may vary but alternatives are available and stores continue to receive deliveries daily."It comes after storesto cover up shortages.Eagle-eyed shoppers noticed Quality Street, Celebrations and Dairy Milk nestled in the fruit and veg aisle.

And HP sauce, salad cream and cooking oil seem to be popping up all over the stores.Steve Dresser, a director at Grocery Insight, said: "No one wants empty shelves as it’s a negative perception of availability and that can impact sales and leave customers thinking that the store is poorly presented.

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"Blocking the shelves with cardboard ‘fillers’ is preferable as it’s a nice halfway house, reflecting that gaps are longer term but not forcing the store itself to change layouts."3They are also using photographs to mask other missing essentials - including fabric softener and detergent

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They are treating us like idiots, there’s no shortage Not short of pumpkins Bit like the suns news stories, all cardboard pre fabricated rubbish. The only ones being mocked are the media for trying to fabricate a story out of nothing

Shops fill empty shelves with CARDBOARD CUTOUTS of fruit and vegShoppers poked fun at supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsbury's and Boots using cardboard cutouts of food (pictured). Fake asparagus was spotted in London as well as fake carrots in Norfolk. All supermarkets I've been in are fully stocked and now have their Christmas goods. Project fear again. No problem at M&S today. Shelves bulging & lots of frozen Christmas goodies for those that need them early. Mcdonalds been doing this for years and selling it.

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