CRISPS are the latest item missing from supermarket shelves, with Walkers asking stores to remove promotions to avoid shortages.
The Sun has spotted Walkers products listed as out of stock on Morrisons, Tesco and Ocado’s websites.
We spotted Walkers Crisps out of stock at Tesco, Morrisons and OcadoCredit: Tesco
Asda shoppers can’t buy multipacks of Ready Salted crisps at the momentCredit: Asda
It is understood that Pepsico, which owns Walkers, has asked retailers to stop promotions of its products in a bid to avoid shortages.
An IT system upgrade is being blamed for the issues, which have led to a lack of availability of some of its most popular products.
Crisps are latest in a long line of products shoppers are struggling to get their hands on at the moment.
Empty shelves have been seen at a raft of supermarkets in recent weeks, with a lack of lorry drivers the main cause of shortages and delivery delays.
The Sun has launched a campaign to help recruit 100,000 HGV drivers to try to plug the gap.
Retailers are also going on a Christmas hiring spree to make sure there are enough staff to keep shelves stocked over the festive period.
The Sun spotted six packs of Walkers crisps marked as unavailable on the Tesco website, including Salt & Vinegar, Ready Salted and Cheese & Onion flavours.
On the Ocado website, six-packs of Prawn Cocktail, Smoky Bacon and Flamin Hot crisps were among those out of stock.
At Asda, Ready Salted multi-packs were unavailable when we checked.
At Morrisons, Walkers French Fries, Wotsits, and Salt & Shake were among the items unavailable to shoppers.
Crisp fans have taken to social media to lament the lack of their favourite snack.
One user tweeted: “Can’t believe there is now a shortage of Cheese & Onion crisps.”
Another tweeted a picture of empty shop shelves with the caption: “Crisp shortage?”
A Walkers spokesperson said: “We are currently experiencing disruption to the supply of some of our Walkers snacks products, as a result of a recent IT system upgrade.
“We’re very sorry for the inconvenience and would like to reassure everyone that we are working round the clock to increase supply as soon as possible.”
Walkers Crisps were out of stock on the Ocado websiteCredit: Ocado
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