Availability concerns ease a little

Date : 05 September 2022
A range of factors continue to disrupt supply chains including the war in Ukraine, labour shortages and the cost of living crisis resulting in more people switching products. This is covered in more detail in our latest Viewpoint report. Download a free copy here.

Availability concerns decline again

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In the latest consumer research conducted for IGD (02-04 September 2022) fewer adults (60% vs 68% in May’22) experienced shortages of some food and groceries in-store or online recently. This is still relatively high and compares with just 55% this time last year.

The chart above still shows that the trend over the last year is higher overall.

Availability concerns declining for oils

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Availability concerns are declining the most for dairy, soft drinks, fresh meat and fish, chilled and oils (10% vs 14% in May’22). Previously the impact of the war in Ukraine had resulted in a disruption to the supply of oils and to increased availability concerns.

Availability concerns are still highest for fresh produce (22%) and for those living in Northern Ireland (63%) and the South West (66%) compared to just 46% in the West Midlands.

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