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There WILL be enough Christmas food and drink for all, stores reassure

Christmas is saved? Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer say there WILL be enough food and drink for everyone this festive season despite supply crisis fears

  • Supermarket chains promised festive stock will fill shelves amid shortage fears 
  • Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer have all reassured their customers 
  • The retailers said there will be plenty of food to go around for Christmas dinners

Christmas dinners won’t suffer from the supply chain crisis, supermarket chain bosses have said, as some promised that there will be plenty of festive stock to go around.

Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer reassured customers that their food and drink needs will be met to as panic buying threatened to result in shortages.

Simon Roberts, the Sainsbury’s CEO, penned customers a letter on the company’s site saying the supermarket will have ‘plenty of food’ for everyone.

Christmas dinners won’t suffer from the supply chain crisis as three major supermarket chains promised that there will be plenty of festive stock to go around 

He wrote: ‘Following reports that some popular products will be hard to find this Christmas, I want to let you know we’re working flat out to make it a Christmas to remember.

‘I also want to reassure you that there will be plenty of food and that we are confident that even if the exact product you are looking for isn’t available, there will be a good alternative.

‘Longer-life products such as Christmas cakes and puddings, mince pies, nuts and cranberry sauce are already available.’

Mr Roberts added that Sainsbury’s stores will be getting regular deliveries right up until Christmas Eve and ‘expect expect to sell more fresh turkeys this year than ever before’.

Simon Roberts, the Sainsbury’s CEO, penned customers a letter on the company’s site saying the supermarket will have ‘plenty of food’ for everyone 

Frozen turkeys are already in stores but fresh ones will arrive on December 19. 

Fresh party food is set to arrive in stores from the middle of this month, and the letter promised shelves will be stocked with ‘fresh festive products’ like pigs in blankets from December 1. 

He also wrote: ‘We know how much we all missed being able to spend time with our families and loved ones last year and that we all want to make this Christmas even more special.’ 

Earlier this week Marks & Spencer’s CEO Steve Rowe also said the retailer is set to ‘deliver a great Christmas for our customers’, The Grocer reported. 

He also reassured buyers that there won’t be ‘any shortages of pigs in blankets at Marks & Spencer at all’.

The John Lewis and Waitrose partnership is ‘confident’ it’ll be able to tend to all its customers’ festive needs 

A spokesperson for the John Lewis and Waitrose partnership also told The Daily Express that it’s ‘confident’ about its ability to ‘provide our customers with everything they need’ for the festive period.

‘We are working closely with our suppliers and are very confident we’ll have a fantastic array of products to,’ they added.

One in eight adults have shopped for Christmas presents and food earlier than usual this year, according to the Office for National Statistics and retailers are seeing a rush of early Christmas shoppers with experts forecasting record spending of £85billion. 

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