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Walkers apologises for crisp shortages


Walkers has said it is “very sorry” for the continuing shortages of its crisps.

The company said it was “doing everything we can” to increase its production and get stock back on supermarket shelves.

Products from ready salted crisps to Quavers have been affected by a problem with an IT system upgrade.

The company has stated that it is prioritising production of its most popular crisp flavours, but has not specified when stocks will be replenished.

The BBC previously reported that crisp supplies would be disrupted for several weeks, but Walkers declined to comment further when asked again.

The shortage of crisps has seen some empty shelves in the shops and prompted some to sell Walkers products at inflated prices on eBay, with the Daily Mail reporting one seller was charging £6 a packet.

PepsiCo, Walkers’ parent company, declined to comment further on how the IT system issues resulted in the product shortage.

Walkers said in a statement, “Our sites are still making crisps and snacks, but on a smaller scale.”

We’re doing everything we can to increase production and restock popular items. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.”

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