Experts in the Media

Roger Simpson – 4BC

CEO of The Retail Solution

The growing Omicron outbreak across the country has seen products on supermarket shelves disappearing as supermarket giants battle supply issues and shortages.

There are also staff shortages with many retail staff isolating.

4BC presenter Spencer Howson reported Woolworths at Kenmore Plaza and said it felt like “half the shelves were empty”.

Retail expert Roger Simpson, who is also the CEO of The Retail Solution, said it was very widespread.

He told Scott Emerson there are predictions the supply chain won’t return to until 2023.

“We are going to have these off and on all through this year.”

He said part of the issue was transport workers being hugely impacted by COVID, as well as a lack of pallets.

“It’s crazy.”