A shopper was ‘surprised and disappointed’ after finding another Leicestershire supermarket ran out of nearly all fresh fruit and vegetables.
Liz Pearce said she was also ‘mildy annoyed’ at not being able to buy the fresh produce she wanted at the Sainsbury’s store in Melton on Friday.
“I went in on Friday morning and I was surprised at what I saw at the fresh fruit and vegetable section,” said the pensioner.
“There were a lot of empty boxes turned upside down with an apology on top.
“The message was to the effect that due to exceptional circumstances the product was not on offer.
“I wondered if it as anything to do with Brexit but then it could just as easily have been a lorry breaking down or some other problem.
“I was disappointed because I could not get what I wanted. We try to make juts one trip a week to get all our requirements.”
Mrs Pearce, who is in her early 70s and lives in long Clawson, near Melton, with husband David said they had been shopping at that Sainsbury’s store since it opened years ago.
“The service is normally excellent there,” she said. “It is a very good shop and are very happy to be able to use that store.”
Shoppers were ‘shocked’ after Sainsbury’s in Market Harborough ran out of nearly all fresh fruit and vegetables at the weekend.
Some customers were unable to get their weekly shop of the fresh produce due to the shortage on Saturday.
The supermarket said the empty shelves were due to an ‘operational issue’, meaning deliveries were delayed.
LeicestershireLIve has contacted Sainsbury’s about the shortages in Melton.