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UK Consumers Face ‘Lack of Choice’ Not Shortages From Port Strike

The dockworker strike at the UK’s biggest container port this week may lead to a “lack of choice” for some goods but probably not widespread shortages that lead to empty shelves for British consumers. 

So says John Glen, chief economist with the UK-based Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply. Warehouses are “pretty packed,” he says, which should help provide a buffer against shipping delays and other strike-related disruptions over the near term.