Co-op Apologises Again For Food Shortages In Scilly

Empty shelves in the Co-op this weekend. Photo by Jane Hurd.

Empty shelves in the Co-op this weekend. Photo by Jane Hurd.

The Co-op has apologised again to its customers in the Isles of Scilly after shelves were left empty over the weekend. But they’ve chosen not to explain why there’s been so little fresh produce over the past week.

Last week islanders took to social media to complain about a shortage of fresh goods including a complete lack of milk.

A Co-op spokesman told Radio Scilly that technical problems meant supplies hadn’t been possible and promised that shelves would be stocked on Saturday.

However islanders have again posted pictures of empty shelves on social media over the weekend.

Some have suggested that Co-op headquarters have lost data of previous ordering patterns during an upgrade of their software.

We went back to the Co-op to ask what had gone wrong but they wouldn’t give details.

Instead, a spokesman told us yesterday: “We were able to get a limited supply of milk to our St Mary’s store on Saturday and there will be milk on the shelves this afternoon. Normal deliveries will resume tomorrow.

“The Co-operative Food would like to apologise to its customers and re-assure them that we understand the unique supply chain issues that apply to our St Mary’s store and we are putting in place procedures to help ensure this doesn’t happen again.”



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