Why is there a shortage of Walkers crisps – and when will it be over?

In recent months, supermarket shortages have become a familiar sight to frustrated shoppers – and Walkers chips are still in short supply.

According to industry data from Kantar reported by the Bureau of National Statistics, 4% of stores did not have Walkers multipacks available, while 26% had limited supplies.

Walkers prioritizes the production of its most popular flavors and brands, including ready-made salt, cheese and onion, salt and vinegar chips, and quavers and wotsits. But what is causing the current shortage?

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Why is there a shortage of Walker’s chips?

Walkers chip production was halted earlier this month when the company struggled with an IT upgrade.

The technical problem has now been resolved, but the malfunction it caused had after-effects – which led to the current shortage on supermarket shelves.

Walkers followers used social media to express their frustration at not being able to find their favorite flavors.

Some took advantage of the situation by selling their Walkers chips at inflated prices on eBay. Corresponding the mirror, a pack of salt and vinegar chips sold for nearly £ 7, while a 32-bag box of oven-baked cheese and onion chips sold for a staggering £ 123.

When does the shortage of Walker’s chips end?

Walkers hasn’t said exactly when his chip supplies will return to normal, but he insists that “do everything in our power to increase production”.

Hopefully the shortages in stores will not continue beyond this month and that supplies will be at normal levels before the holiday season.

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