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Marmite & Heineken

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Marmite & Heineken

A short while ago, someone posted about Marmite being in short supply... so they raided the shops for their own personal supply, thus causing more shortages to those less fortunate in the financial department to take advantage of the current stock level.. 

 

Well, it seems that was not the case ( no pun intended) regarding shortage of Marmite.. however, the price did increase... so it is more expensive for the lower paid to enjoy .

Today, in the news, there are reports that Heineken beer will become very very expensive, along with most other beer in the country, due to the increase in the price of Barley on the world markets, due to the hot summer we have just had...

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1019385/beer-price-pint-uk-barley-shortage

 

Does this mean we will see the same selfish attitude of people rushing out to buy up existing stocks of beers, at current price, and stockpiling them at home... before the ineveitable ( some reports say 40% ) price rise later this year.

 

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Re: Marmite & Heineken

Those selfish people must have bought up the glut of strawberries and tomatoes as well. They definitely didn't drop in price that much this year.

And right now Victoria plums should be as cheap as chips and they're not. The shops can stick them. They'll end up as wasp fodder.

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Re: Marmite & Heineken


@billnotben wrote:

Those selfish people must have bought up the glut of strawberries and tomatoes as well. They definitely didn't drop in price that much this year.

 


Could a combination of weather and shortage of pickers have had an impact?

At least three major soft fruit growers in Angus and Perthshire saw produce go to waste on bushes last week as this year’s shortage of good seasonal workers began to bite.

 

Meg Marshall of Peter Marshall Fruit at Alyth revealed the company had to leave 15 tonnes of strawberries and five tonnes of raspberries to rot in the fields last week because of a combination of too few pickers and an unusually long period of sunshine which meant the fruit ripened quickly.

 

I don't know if your plums shrivelled up under the hot sun in the summer but the hot weather it did impact Lettuce...

Lettuce and other vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower could be in short supply as high temperatures put the produce “under stress” and stop them growing.

Growers say that with traditionally high summer demand for lettuce they may have to import salad leaves from the US to make up the shortfall, at a time when more than 90 per cent usually originates here.

And farmers have warned the weather meant they had to use their winter feed for their animals, which they say will have a knock on affect into next year.