Data: Supply chain challenges start to ease as grocers step up to feed the nation

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The enormous efforts made by grocers and their supply chain partners over the past week are helping to bring stock levels under control. Over the last two to three days in particular, the situation has shown signs of easing, according to the latest availability figures from Edge by Ascential.

Overall, out of stock levels peaked at 23.1% last Tuesday, but subsided to 18.4% by the end of the week. Restrictions introduced by grocers to ease stockpiling will have helped.

Last week, Tesco introduced an 80-item maximum for online deliveries in addition to its three-item limit on all individual items.

All grocers now have customer restrictions on how many of each item can be bought in-store and online, which has helped to bring stock back under control amid the unprecedented demand.

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