When will the Walkers crisp shortage end, and why is it happening?
The snacks have almost vanished from store shelves, and they may be gone for a long time.
Walkers crisps are a British staple, so the news of the latest shortage has caused some concern.
The snacks have nearly vanished from store shelves and are likely to remain so for some time.
Here’s everything we know about the Walkers’ absence and when they might return.
Walkers’ largest factory’s IT system is being updated, which is causing the shortage.
There were some issues with the update, which had an impact on production.
The update is now complete, but production issues persist, according to the company.
“A recent IT system upgrade has caused some of our products to be unavailable,” a company spokesperson said.
Our locations continue to make crisps and snacks, but on a smaller scale.
“We’re doing everything we can to boost production and restock people’s favorite products.”
We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.”
Walkers is focusing on its most popular flavors, such as ready salted, salt and vinegar, and cheese and onion, as well as snacks such as Quavers and Wotsits.
“They had a change to their systems, and the change took much longer than expected,” a spokesman for Poundstretcher told BusinessLive.
“In our most recent order, instead of 26 pallets (equivalent to a truckload), we received only seven cases, which isn’t even a pallet-full.
That’s how bad it is.
“I was in Tesco the other day and the crisps shelves were completely empty, so I believe the larger supermarkets are being hit harder because their sales are higher volume.”
Walkers’ factories will not be able to return to normal production levels until the end of the month, according to the company.
As a result, the shortage is expected to last until late November at the earliest.
The average person in the United Kingdom consumes two bags of crisps per week.
In polls of Brits’ favorite brands, Walkers consistently comes out on top.
How long will the Walkers crisp shortage last, and why is it happening?
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When will the Walkers crisp shortage end? How long crisps could be missing from shelves and why it’s happening