Grocery bosses fear staff shortages as Omicron cases soar

Morrisons Christmas ailse in Livingston store

Food industry leaders have warned the surge of Omicron cases in the UK could lead to staff shortages, cancelled deliveries and store closures during the crucial Christmas and new year trading period.

Retail bosses are monitoring the rise in the number of cases among staff, with hopes that stores and deliveries can continue to function as normal in the final countdown to Christmas.

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