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‘Supply chain whack-a-mole’: Covid leaves some Australian supermarket shelves bare as thousands of staff isolate

Workforce deficits in NSW and Victoria disrupt distribution centres, causing widespread product shortages

Both major supermarkets are feeling the strain of the east coast Covid-19 outbreaks, with thousands of staff forced to isolate and positive cases at distribution centres leaving some supermarket shelves bare.

Coles’ chief operations officer, Matthew Swindells, told Guardian Australia that at last count, 1,800 staff in New South Wales were in isolation and 1,200 more in Victoria, confirming localised disruptions to supply were now commonplace.

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