British supermarkets cover up empty shelves by posting photos of missing products. Fake packaging is also used so that it doesn’t look so deserted.
Examples can be found on social media, such as images of asparagus in the vegetable boxes of supermarket chain Tesco. At Sainsbury’s, the shelves for pasta have cardboard boxes with silhouettes of food on them. They don’t even try to make it look real, scorn a consumers.
Tesco have the fake asparagus out this morning pic.twitter.com/QokEJGs81W
— 👻🦇🎃Patrick-or-Treat Dalton 💀🎃🦇 (@shitlondon) October 22, 2021
The shortages in supermarkets have several causes. Mention is made of the lack of truck drivers due to the UK’s departure from the European Union, other consequences of Brexit and higher fuel prices. Another factor is the growing need for products in Britain and elsewhere as a result of the end of the strict coronavirus measures.
Cardboard carrots in Fakenham Tesco – yum yum pic.twitter.com/aRKrn8mchU
— Piers Richings (@Piers_Richings) October 22, 2021