Widespread availability issues with eggs through independent stores are being compounded as one supplier has reportedly prioritised supermarket supply.
Jas Sidhu, of Sidhu Stores in Jarrow, north-east England, told Better Retailing he had received communication from supplier Lintz Hall Farm giving notice it was terminating supply due to “cost-cutting measures”. Sidhu claimed he was told the company was still supplying supermarkets, however.
Meanwhile, a notice sent last week to stores by Nisa, seen by Better Retailing, said availability of eggs was being affected by chicken flock sizes being 20% lower year on year. “There is still going to be a supply issue for many weeks,” it said.
Lintz Hall Farm was approached for comment.
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