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leif
08 Oct 21 21:36
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Boris Johnson has appointed the former Tesco chief executive, Sir Dave Lewis, to advise it on how to fix the supply chain crisis that has led to petrol and other shortages.

It comes as the Office for National Statistics found one in six UK adults said they had been unable to buy essential foods in the last fortnight.


Mr Johnson said: "There are currently global supply issues which we are working with industry to mitigate, and Dave brings a wealth of experience which will help us continue to protect our businesses and supply chains."

A statement said this would include "both identifying the causes of current blockages and pre-empting potential future ones, and advising on resolutions either through direct government action or through industry with government support".

He has been appointed until the end of the year and will start work in his new role on Monday.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58840555

Former head of a company that shed many thousands of jobs and oversaw a chain that no longer employs minnions on anything more than a 16 hour week contract with the government subsidising wages by way of child tax credits etc.
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Report casemoney October 9, 2021 12:17 AM BST
petrol and other shortages.  There was no petrol Shortage HTH
Report casemoney October 9, 2021 12:18 AM BST
It comes as the Office for National Statistics found one in six UK adults said they had been unable to buy essential foods in the last fortnight.Laugh Like what ?
Report leif October 9, 2021 11:02 AM BST
It comes as the Office for National Statistics found one in six UK adults said they had been unable to buy essential foods in the last fortnight.Laugh Like what ?

Sir Dave Lewis : What's the issue Boris?

Boris: Not enough beans on the shelves or gas in the pumps Dave.

Sir Dave: You need more HGV drivers Boris.

Boris: Thanks Dave! You're a genius. Here's your fat pay cheque for 3 months work. See you at the lodge.
Report 1st time poster October 9, 2021 11:25 AM BST
so thats the army and sir dave lewis brought in to solve a problem that doesnt exsist according to johnson LaughLaugh,
there,ll be no one left to bring in when we have a real problem LaughLaugh,
got to go putting the finishing touches to my 45% pay demands LaughLaugh
Report lapsy pa October 9, 2021 2:49 PM BST
The knock on effects of the gas price rise look very serious,without trying to be over dramatic a few sectors mightn;t have anything to supply.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- October 9, 2021 2:51 PM BST
Not to mention the cost to local councils
finding money to heat schools
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- October 9, 2021 2:51 PM BST
Good job they were closed so long
and saved a bit of cash
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! October 9, 2021 6:12 PM BST
Just bought a quart of milk for £1.30 FROM
sAINSBURYS

Just the 15 pense increase since last time
Those farmers must be bathing in it

Inflation just tempoary
Next year it will only be a £1

Sad
Report SontaranStratagem October 9, 2021 6:38 PM BST
They'll claim they've sorted it as your paying a fiver for a pint of milk

They are simply playing the role of comedians now, they actually think we're all stupid, or they know we ain't and they are trying to humour us into submission who the fook knows
Report peckerdunne October 9, 2021 8:10 PM BST
No chance the farmers see that
Report 1st time poster October 10, 2021 10:23 AM BST
1000,s of litres of milk thrown away last week because of lack of hgv drivers prices only going one way and it aint down
Report Corky October 11, 2021 4:26 PM BST
It's getting horrific now. I couldn't get any of those long, cream filled doughnuts at sainsburys.
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! October 11, 2021 4:39 PM BST
Make sure you have plenty of
SAXO
Stuffing
Xmas isnt the same without
STUFFING
Devil
Report macarony October 11, 2021 4:40 PM BST
If it is anything to do with Tesco then they have a simple solution, screw down their workforce and their suppliers, after all every little helps
Report Timber October 11, 2021 4:45 PM BST
Much worse in America

https://twitter.com/BubbleCovfefe/status/1447303062012444678?s=20
Report leif October 11, 2021 5:03 PM BST
If it is anything to do with Tesco then they have a simple solution, screw down their workforce and their suppliers, after all every little helps

This Dave lewis guy was nicknamed 'Drastic Dave' when at UNIlever having slashed costs by 40% which generally means job losses. He did the same at Tesco slashing something north of 12k jobs cutting out duplication in many cases.

If we believe what we are told the country is short of boots on the ground or at the wheel so it may be alien to his instincts not to be slashing jobs left right and centre.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- October 11, 2021 9:05 PM BST
Too early to get them Easter eggs planned?
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