From experience i have had many an odd excuse from Morrisons for there stock, or lack of it.I went into the local Morrisons a couple of hours ago and it was devoid of all high demand items: not a veg or fruit in sight and lots of other empty shelves.
One employee (or colleague) said that the truck driver had been taken ill so no delivery so far today. Another said that the truck had been hi-jacked . . . . .
Wow there is some difference in prices you pay shopping at Marks & Sparks and then sourcing the cheapest fuel.Just been to m&s this evening to collect a delivery. Loads of food there so we grocery shopped. Some gaps but we got everything we needed except milk and bread, but it was after 8pm. They mainly concentrate on up market fresh food so not attractive to those who normally use lidl and similar
Then went to Sainsbury for fuel, and the cashier let me know they had had a delivery. Loads of milk, quite a lot of meat available. Again no bread or toilet rolls though. 115p for petrol though, hasn't been that cheap for years and the few miles we are doing at the moment could last my wifes car for many weeks.
Really? Methinks your house may be in danger?Next weeks objective is fill me tank up and get a few cans of John Smith's, and i will be happy for a week until the food starts going down.
I would wager my house that come then things will be worse than now, no matter what restrictions are being put in the shops, i can not see any stock being there no matter what.
Heathrow used to have six runways in the shape of a Jewish star, then it dropped to three, 23 left, 23 right and another I can't remember the number of, which was diagonal and only used during difficult winds. When T5 opened if the diagonal runway was used parked aircraft in T5 had to be moved as there was a danger of an aircraft running into them if it had brake problems.The Hood / Derek may be able to tell us what the consensus outlook is at Heathrow? E.G. Third runway not only a political dead duck, but starting to look like could have been a white elephant, even if went ahead?
Well i hope you are right!!Really? Methinks your house may be in danger?
As predicted by supermarkets themselves, at 10:00 today, our local Morrisons fully stocked on all the previously emptied items. Fruit & Veg, bread, canned stuff, even kitchen towels and yes some toilet rolls in evidence. As supply chain management have prioritised the lorry space to load only the main staple items. A few less immediately essential items still missing, like unbranded paracetamol tablets, but even a few branded, more expensive lines like Solpadine fully stocked. Frozen food lines still 50% depleted, till the next reefer lorry gets in. Zero queues at fuel station, which is very unusual for a Sat a.m.
Second supermarket visited briefly fully stocked with bread, fruit, veg, etc. Just flour and baking supplies conspicuous by absence till the next delivery. Milk, cheese, dairy generally all fully stocked. Could even find supplies of my favourite Yeo Valley yogurts (that Morrisons don’t stock anyway). Soap and hand wash still empty, but I expect that will change with the next lorry load to come in.
Seems like the “stocking up” panic has peaked already, mid-week. All the stockers have larders, cupboards and freezers are now rammed. So there will be ample supplies by next week for emergency and critical care workers like the poor distressed lady in York on TV news and FB yesterday. Till those now with fully stocked cupboards run out again. So the panic re-stock sets off again. As that lady so eloquently said: “Please stop it!”
Road fuel prices still have further to fall. With airlines no longer taking huge supplies of jet fuel and kerosine, refineries will be tweaked rapidly to switch to the closely related gas oil for heating and derv. Or mothballed completely. By far the biggest falls in equity markets are among energy supply companies. With Saudi refusing (so far) to cut production, the world is about to be awash with oil, both crude and refined. Brent crude has fallen below $30/barrel for the first time in decades. Wait for the next news to be redundant supertankers anchored off the coast of West Africa to be taken out of mothballing to act as emergency storage for surplus oil and fuel supplies.
Coronavirus has achieved already what Greta Thunberg failed. Cut flying by 90%. Reduced CO2 emissions dramatically. Cut road vehicle traffic by 70% at peak times, further adding to fuel surplus. UK city NOx levels lowest they’ve been since began measuring. EV running costs compared to IC will possibly be starting to look even more expensive by summer? (Sorry Graham!). The long term outlook if there are only 25% of airlines left alive by this time next year, that the “new normal” will be massive reductions in air travel and hence CO2.
I have put our group on standby from Monday, thankfully the attitude is different here, members who's 4x4 is off the road (good old Landrover!) are offering to use their 2x4's, and one is even offering to book leave to help. No requests yet but after a conference call with Hampshire council on Friday morning it may be different next weekForgot to add, checked with 4x4 Response Wales about what was happening and got told nothing and they were not approaching any Bodies unless they were willing to pay expences! We've now volunteered with our local support group and I will be leaving the 4x4 Group because of their attitude.