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There’s a reason Brits are now struggling to find pints of milk, packs of salad and bottles of water in the supermarket — and it’s not all due to the “pingdemic.”

Britain’s grocers are facing a perfect storm of Brexit, a record number of people self-isolating (most of them having been pinged by the National Health Service’s COVID-19 app) and soaring temperatures that drive demand for chilled goods and wreak havoc on store refrigeration systems. All of this is leading to stocks on shelves running low.

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