• Monday, March 20, 2023


Asda imposes purchase limits on fresh produce lines

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM – OCTOBER 19: Shoppers buy groceries in an Asda supermarket on October 19, 2022 in Manchester, United Kingdom. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the consumer prices index (CPI) measure rose from an annual rate of 9.9% in August to match the recent 40-year high of 10.1% seen in July. The largest contributing factor being the rise in food costs. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

By: Pramod Thomas

BRITISH supermarket group Asda has imposed customer purchase limits on eight lines of vegetables and fruit due to “sourcing challenges” for products grown in southern Spain and north Africa, it said.

Asda has introduced a three pack limit for purchases of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, salad bags, broccoli, cauliflower and raspberries.

“Like other supermarkets, we are experiencing sourcing challenges on some products that are grown in southern Spain and north Africa,” an Asda spokesperson said.

“We have introduced a temporary limit of three of each product on a very small number of fruit and vegetable lines, so customers can pick up the products they are looking for.”

All of Britain’s major supermarkets have been hit by the supply issues that stem from disrupted harvests in southern Europe and North Africa caused by unhelpful weather.

The British Retail Consortium, which represents all the big grocers, expects the supply disruption to last a few weeks.


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