Shoppers post photos of empty shelves

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Image caption The denuded shelves at this grocery store in Bath are typical of several around the country

Shoppers have been publishing photos of empty supermarket racks on social media after the wintry weather conditions led to shortages across the country.

Retailers say they are experiencing localized disruption because supplies could not end up being delivered in the snow.

Supermarkets also say they are suffering from high demand as people stock up right after not being able to shop.

Many photos show bread, milk plus eggs shortages, although other lacking items include fruit, vegetables plus meat.

The the west of England appears to have been particularly terribly affected, and there are warnings country wide of a short-term hit to economic development .

Rae Rae, from Exmouth, Devon, who submitted these photos, didn’t have a lot luck buying supplies in the girl local supermarket.

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Elsewhere in Devon, Sara Raine says it appears Plymouth offers “run out of bread and milk”.

In Torbay, supplies of bread are reduced and there are signs on the racks explaining that bad weather offers led to shortages.

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Helena says it seems a bit such as the apocalypse…

Camilla Henderson says eggs have been in short supply in Wantage, Oxfordshire.

Lisa Byfield-Green in Swindon, Wiltshire, says there is absolutely no milk, bread or even cakes from her local supermarket.

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Jenny from Warminster, Wiltshire, is having similar issues.

Longbridge in Greater london is also experiencing bread shortages.

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And at this particular store in Rochdale there were simply no fresh or frozen vegetables.

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Bread is being rationed with this supermarket in Silverburn, Glasgow.

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But it is not just staples for humans that have run brief…

The main supermarkets all say they are replenishing shelves as quickly as possible.

Tesco says it is “working incredibly difficult to make deliveries”, while Sainsbury’s states “any store that is running reduced will be replenished”.

Asda says it is getting deliveries by means of, while Morrisons says that even though it has seen some local disadvantages it expects “things to improve”.

Co-op says “stocks are returning to normal as highways become passable again”, Lidl is definitely “closely monitoring the situation and reacting accordingly” and Aldi is “working hard” with suppliers “to maintain disruption to a minimum”.