Haribo said “we’re encountering issues” as the lorry driver shortage grows.
HARIBO has stated that it is experiencing “challenges” in its supply chain. Due to a shortage of lorry drivers, the company is unable to meet the increased demand for sweets.
Many food and beverage companies have reported difficulties with delivery to stores in recent weeks due to a lack of staff, especially lorry drivers. As a result, supermarkets have not received all of their goods, leaving some of their shelves empty.
A number of products in British stores are currently in low supply, ranging from water bottles to canned tomatoes.
This is due to a variety of factors, including a scarcity of truck drivers.
Haribo is the latest food company to say it is having supply issues.
“Haribo is seeing an extraordinary and persistent rise in demand,” the company wrote in a statement to consumers.
“We’re working nonstop to deal with the matter.
“We’re dealing with a number of issues in our supply chain, including a driver shortage.
“While increased demand is wonderful for the category and the economy as a whole, it does mean we’ll need to revisit our activity plans with all of our wholesale and retail partners to assure the best possible availability.”
To maintain product supply, Haribo said it had no choice but to withdraw “upcoming promotions on our share size bag varieties, both £1 price marked packs and non-price marked.”
A Haribo spokeswoman further stated that the business is “working with partners throughout the food and drink industry” to resolve the issue.
All Haribo sweets, including Goldbears and Tangfastics, are affected.
Haribo, like many other manufacturers and merchants, is experiencing a lorry driver shortage.
Brexit, the coronavirus outbreak, the diminishing of the furlough system, and the commencement of the summer holidays are all contributing to this problem.
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) wrote to Downing Street last week, urging the prime minister to intervene, claiming that the number of HGV drivers has decreased by 100,000 since the outbreak began.
It’s also believed that due to the pandemic, over 30,000 lorry driving tests were canceled last year.
Furthermore, many EU lorry drivers in the UK were EU nationals prior to the epidemic, but they returned home when the coronavirus struck.
“They [EU citizens] have either sourced work.”Brinkwire Summary News,” said Kate Shoesmith, Deputy Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.