“At least three grocers in the United Kingdom are now rationing fruits and vegetables as retailers are hit by the effects of low harvests in parts of Europe and Africa, as well as adverse weather and issues with transportation.

Aldi, Asda, and Morrisons are now all imposing limits on what shoppers can buy as a result of the supply chain issue.”

Analyst Comment: The primary reason was high energy costs, which led several cold-weather growing operations to shut down this year. Nevertheless, the shortages should be short-lived as the regular growing season kicks off.