The UK’s pizza industry is suffering from a shortage of fresh crusts, with supermarkets reporting shortages of frozen pizza and some local pizza chains also reporting shortages.
The National Pizzeria Association said it has experienced a 30% decline in fresh pizza deliveries from June to September, with delivery levels in the Midlands down by 20%.
“The industry has been affected by a severe weather event, so it is critical for the industry to deliver fresh food to the market to maintain its competitive advantage,” a spokeswoman said.
“This means there needs to be fresh crust available in supermarkets, so that the customer can make an informed decision about the quality of their pizza.”
The NPA has been asking supermarkets to deliver the pizza on time, on budget and on budget days.””
It is essential that the industry continues to deliver high quality food at reasonable prices.
“But the National Cheese Association said there was an opportunity to improve delivery, as more pizza shops were opening up.”
In recent months, the industry has made significant progress and we have seen some progress in terms of improving our deliveries, but we are currently facing challenges with supply and demand, with the closure of many existing outlets and some closure of new outlets,” a spokesman said.