Greggs has admitted that its vegan sausage rolls are being hit by provide chain disruption.
The bakery chain had already acknowledged that it was not resistant to the economy-wide issues getting items to cabinets, however boss Roger Whiteside declared final month that “the sausage roll is secure”.
However now, in response to a question from the Reuters information company, it has stated that “non permanent interruptions” to provides throughout the UK included vegan sausage rolls.
“Some retailers could not have them or could not have them all through the day. It varies,” a spokesperson stated, including that Greggs was working laborious to minimise disruption and supplied a broad vary of different snacks.
The vegan sausage roll, with Quorn filling, was launched in 2019 and has change into a preferred meat-free various to the chain’s conventional sausage rolls or steak and rooster bakes.
Provide chain disruption has taken its toll throughout the financial system, with the impacts of COVID-19 and Brexit blamed for shortages of lorry drivers to move items round in addition to staff in meat processing factories.
Greggs, which has recovered effectively after buying and selling was severely disrupted throughout pandemic lockdowns, first acknowledged in August that it was feeling the impact of the crisis with some merchandise containing rooster lacking from cabinets.
Final month, speaking after the company issued its newest buying and selling replace, Mr Whiteside stated: “I get up each morning and I discover out what’s quick that day as a result of one thing has been disrupted… there’s some completely different factor occurring day-after-day, with some completely different merchandise.”
However he added that “the sausage roll is secure, that is one factor we have not gone wanting”.
Nevertheless, Reuters reported that it had noticed various shops in London that had been out of vegan sausage rolls within the first half of this week.