JDW hit by bread shortage

By Michelle Perrett

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Food supply: 'We believe that we can resume normal deliveries of bloomer bread to our pubs next week' JDW boss Tim Martin said
Food supply: 'We believe that we can resume normal deliveries of bloomer bread to our pubs next week' JDW boss Tim Martin said

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Pub chain JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has been hit by a bread shortage, which has impacted on 13 of its breakfast menu dishes.

This follows recent news that it had experienced some supply issues​ with some of its beer deliveries and in particular Coors and Carling. 

The industry is suffering from supply chain issue across the board due to a variety of issues including lack of labour and shortage of HGV driver. 

Labour shortages 

The food and drink industry is calling for a 12-month Covid-19 Recovery Vis​a to help alleviate the workforce shortages. 

The Road Haulage Association, the road transport trade association, recently revealed that there was a shortage of 100,000 drivers​. 

There are also fears that the UK market could be hit by a wine shortage in lead up to Christmas​.

A supplier of bloomer bread to JDW has had labour difficulties at its production facility, the pubco revealed. 

Breakfast dishes

JDW confirmed that 13 breakfast menu dishes have bloomer bread as part of the meal. It said that 11 other breakfast meals are unaffected, including meals, which have breakfast muffins, breakfast wraps and eggs benedict, which continue to be available.

In order to minimise disruption for customers, JDW pub managers have been asked to source bread locally, where required.

The 75 meals on the main menu, available from 11:30am, have not been affected 

JDW chairman Tim Martin said: “As a result of the great efforts of our pub teams, we anticipate that most pubs will be able to continue to supply all breakfast meals. We believe that we can resume normal deliveries of bloomer bread to our pubs next week.”

In July, the business appointed two agents to dispose of seven of its sites in England and Wales​ for an undisclosed sum.

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