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The British Retail Consortium has written to major retailers informing them that drinks and meat supplies could be affected as at least one U.K. gas supplier has had to ration orders.
The shortages come as many prepare to party while they follow England’s progress in the football World Cup in Russia. Sales of alcohol and soft drinks are also expected to be boosted after the World Cup by what is forecast to be a long hot summer running through until August.
It is understood that most drinks manufacturers hold at least two weeks stock, while retailers are likely to hold more. But retailers have expressed concerns that stocks of fizzy drinks could run short during one of their busiest times of the year.
Tesco’s website already showed a number of its own-label fizzy drinks were out of stock on Tuesday and its website warned of “a supply issue.” Morrisons said some Sprite and R Whites products were out of stock due to “limited supply.”
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