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More chains report shortages as supply crisis deepens

Logistics UK, which represents freight firms, and the British Retail Consortium, said a shortfall of some 90,000 HGV drivers was the root of the problem.

Large multi-site chain Greggs, Costa Coffee and Subway are the latest brands that confirmed branches are facing shortages due to supply issues.

“Unfortunately, like others, we’re seeing temporary interruptions in supply for some ingredients which occasionally results in shops not being able to maintain full availability on all lines,” a spokesperson for Greggs said in a statement.

“However, we have a wide range of choices in our menu for customers happy to buy an alternative.”

“We are facing some supply chain issues just now,” Costa said on its Twitter account.

A spokesperson from Subway issued this statement to The Mirror: “We appreciate that supply chain pressure is something a lot of the industry is experiencing at the moment.”

Logistics UK, which represents freight firms, and the British Retail Consortium, said a shortfall of some 90,000 HGV drivers was the root of the problem.

Earlier, McDonald’s confirmed it has run out of milkshakes and select bottled drinks at restaurants in England, Scotland and Wales.

The fast food giant said it was facing supply chain issues affecting the availability of shakes and bottled drinks at its 1,250 outlets and was "working hard" to limit the impact on deliveries and customers.

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