Mar 9, 2021

Supermarkets warn of pet food pouch shortages

UK supermarkets have warned of a shortage of some dog and cat food products following an "Unprecedented" rise in pet ownership during lockdown. The supermarket added that there was no need for people to start panic-buying pet food. "Helen Warren-Piper, general manager of Mars Petcare UK, which makes Pedigree and Whiskas, said:"We recognise retailers are experiencing unusual demand for pet food during lockdown. There has been a well documented rise in pet ownership during the pandemic, with retail chain Pets at Home reporting strong sales and profits last year. Shoppers panic bought pet food during the first national lockdown in 2020 but there have been no reports of similar trends since then.

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