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Prepare Now: Global Supply Chains at Risk. Covid Crisis’ Engineered Economic Destruction

GlobalResearch 29 Jul 2021
... of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19 — leading to supermarkets warning of a short supply and some petrol stations closing. Richard Walker, managing director of supermarket group Iceland Foods, turned to Twitter to urge people not to panic buy.
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Iceland took £12m hit from demise of Greensill Capital

The Times/The Sunday Times 28 Jul 2021
The collapse of Greensill, the supply chain finance firm, has resulted in a £12 million hit for Iceland, the frozen foods supermarket group.
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Covid test plan is ‘pointless’, says Iceland boss

London Evening Standard 28 Jul 2021
The Covid test scheme recently implemented by the Government is a “pointless solution” for the “pingdemic” because it excludes supermarket workers, the boss of the Iceland chain said ... .
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Greensill Capital collapse cost Iceland £12m

The Times/The Sunday Times 27 Jul 2021
The collapse of Greensill, the supply chain finance firm, has resulted in a £12 million hit for Iceland, the frozen foods supermarket group.
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UK spares key workers quarantine as staff shortages bite

Billings Gazette 27 Jul 2021
Retailers in England warned Thursday of barren supermarket shelves as more and more staff get “pinged” on their phones to self-isolate because of contact with coronavirus cases. Grappling with staff shortages amid the so-called “pingdemic,” many businesses, such as supermarket chain Iceland, have had to close some stores ... .
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Global supply chains buckle amid pandemic, other disasters

Taipei Times 27 Jul 2021
... of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19 — leading to supermarkets warning of a short supply and some petrol stations closing. Richard Walker, managing director of supermarket group Iceland Foods, turned to Twitter to urge people not to panic buy.
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In the UK, the 'pingdemic' is only a part of the problem

The National 26 Jul 2021
It might not be the world’s biggest news story, but it’s news in the UK where I live. my local newsagent is refurbishing his store ... And that’s where it’s gone wrong ... Supermarket chains are worried that they are not getting all the deliveries they need ... One supermarket group, Iceland, wants to hire 2,000 temporary workers to fill the gaps ... .
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Ministers are forced into another change of plan as thousands of lorry drivers, police officers ...

The Daily Mail 24 Jul 2021
Ministers had already announced plans to set up 500 testing sites at factories, warehouses and distribution centres involved in supplying food to supermarkets ... Richard Walker, managing director of Iceland, said. 'We're deeply disappointed to see supermarket store workers omitted from the list.
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Discontent grows over ‘pingdemic’ amid food warnings and transport disruption

AOL 24 Jul 2021
“It shows that yet again Government does not understand how connected the food supply chain is ... This is worse than useless.”. Iceland managing director Richard Walker said he was “deeply disappointed to see supermarket store workers omitted from the list” ... .
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Key workers exempted from self-isolation rules ‘must still quarantine at home’

Metro UK 24 Jul 2021
Getty) ... Getty) ... AP) ... She told Channel 4 News ... Businesses have been reporting staff shortages in key industries, with food disappearing from supermarket shelves because so many delivery drivers have been pinged ... Coronavirus ... Iceland managing director Richard Walker said he was ‘deeply disappointed to see supermarket store workers omitted from the list’ ... .
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Global supply chains buckle as virus variant and disasters strike

The Wire 24 Jul 2021
... of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19 – leading to supermarkets warning of a short supply and some petrol stations closing. Richard Walker, managing director of supermarket group Iceland Foods, turned to Twitter to urge people not to panic buy.
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How will the self-isolation exemption scheme work?

Belfast Telegraph 23 Jul 2021
The Government has announced workers in certain sectors can now be exempted from self-isolation rules as supply chains slow down and supermarkets experience empty shelves ... Some supermarket shelves are empty amid problems in the supply chain due to the number of workers having to self-isolate (Tom Wilkinson/PA).
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Over 600,000 Notified to Quarantine in British ‘Pingdemic’

Voa News 23 Jul 2021
The mass alerts have had significant repercussions for supermarkets and other businesses in the U.K ... Supermarkets are ... Photographs of empty shelves were widely shared on social media, but supermarkets downplayed the shortages, with Iceland declaring them “isolated incidents.”.
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Food sector bosses: Government action over self-isolation ‘worse than useless’

AOL 23 Jul 2021
A director at a major supermarket own-brand supplier also told PA that Government correspondence has been “patchy” and issues still need to be resolved ... Supermarket ...
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Food sector added to COVID isolation exemption list

Open Access Government 23 Jul 2021
Today (23 July), the UK announced that staff involved in securing food supply will now be added to the COVID isolation exemption list – with the exception of supermarket workers ... If a shop worker in a supermarket is pinged and told to isolate, they still have to follow those instructions ... Iceland boss Richard Walker said.
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