Food tsar blames grocery shortages on ‘weird supermarket culture’

Empty vegetable shelves in a supermarket

Food tsar and Leon founder Henry Dimbleby has blamed the UK’s “weird supermarket culture” for the ongoing shortages of certain vegetables on grocers’ shelves.

Dimbleby said “fixed-price contracts” between supermarkets and suppliers exacerbate food shortages during periods of scarcity as producers then sell less to the UK and more elsewhere in Europe.

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