Ikea is popular with many Brits. Those looking to furnish their homes often rely on the furniture giant – but recently customers have been faced with empty shelves as the retailer struggles to stock around 1,000 of its popular product lines.
Empty shelves characterized the coronavirus pandemic.
Many Brits have had to contend with a shortage of products as retailers struggle with their supply lines.
Ikea was the last retailer to experience supply chain issues.
He said the product shortages were due to supply chain issues caused by Covid and Brexit.
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All 22 Ikea stores in the UK and Ireland are experiencing product shortages.
Ikea announced that 10% of all its products were affected by the shortages.
An Ikea spokesperson said: “Like many retailers, we face ongoing challenges with our supply chains due to COVID-19 and shortages of labor, transportation, materials. raw materials and supply are all affected.
“In addition, we are seeing increased customer demand as more and more people are spending more time at home.
“As a result, we are experiencing low availability in some of our ranges, including mattresses. “
The pandemic has disrupted the global shipping industry.
Several retailers have complained that the lack of truck drivers has created product shortages.
Ikea said: “What we are seeing is a perfect storm of problems, including the disruption of global trade flows and a shortage of drivers, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic and Brexit.”
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Ikea is just one of many companies that have been plagued by the current supply chain crisis.
A number of Wetherspoons pubs are running out of beer brands.
Molson Coors and Heineken struggled to supply some pubs due to the lack of truck drivers.
People were also dismayed to learn that McDonald’s had to stop sales of milkshakes and bottled beverages due to a shortage of drivers.
Haribo is struggling to deliver its sweets to the UK for the same reason.
ParcelHero’s head of consumer research, David Jinks, told The Independent: “The government refuses to recognize and tackle the post-Brexit chaos.
“Last October, we predicted a deficit of 100,000 truck drivers and warehouse workers, after most ‘unskilled’ EU citizens returned to their home countries following the Brexit vote.
“This has already led to empty supermarket shelves this summer and high-profile shortages hitting Wetherspoon and McDonald’s.”
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This notice was published: 2021-09-06 06:19:00