Turkey sales soar by 400% as Brits concerned about Christmas food supply

While there are still months between now and Christmas Day it looks like some Brits are picking up their festive bits early.

Sales of frozen turkey have rocketed by 400% recently as shoppers go crackers for the traditional Christmas bird.

It’s likely that those Brits picking up their turkey early are worried about supply shortages as reports have said Christmas dinner could be “cancelled”.

And, Boris Johnson admitted that the county’s delivery problems could last months.

Supermarket Iceland revealed that their sales of frozen turkey have risen by 409% on the same time last year.

And, the Telegraph reports that customers are “concerned about food supply”.

The frozen food chain already increased its order of turkeys by 20% in anticipation of higher demand over the festive period.

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The shortage of certain items in stores has been partly due to a shortage of truck drivers available to deliver the goods, reports state.

This morning, the Prime Minister said that he agreed with Rishi Sunak that the delivery chaos could extend into the festive season.

The Chancellor stated that the shortages are “very real” and that “we're seeing real disruptions in supply chains in different sectors”, reports the Sun.

When pressed, the PM told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that Rishi was "right… but it depends how you interpret what he's saying."

But, Boris did add that he was confident Christmas "will be considerably better" than in 2020.

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And, earlier, Conservative Party Chair Oliver Dowden said he was confident Brits would be able to get their Christmas turkey.

He told Sky News: "We will make sure that people have their turkeys for Christmas."

If you’re worried about missing out then it’s always good to remember that goose and duck are classic British options for Christmas dinner – and a good beef joint always does the trick too.

The country has also been troubled by fuel shortages over the last week, but 200 troops will add to 5,000 temporary foreign truck drivers given visas to help plug the HGV driver gap and re-supply the nation.

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