LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Fewer shops in Britain have
shortages of potato crisps this week than the week before,
official figures showed on Thursday, in a sign that supply
problems for the popular snack food are easing.
Some 24% of food shops surveyed by Kantar Public for the
Office for National Statistics had no or low stocks of
multi-packs of crisps between Nov. 19 and Nov. 22, down from 30%
the week before.
Britain's biggest crisp producer Walkers, part of PepsiCo
, had to scale back production of the popular potato
snack at the start of the month after problems with an IT
systems upgrade, which it warned could take weeks to fix.
(Reporting by David Milliken; Editing by Alistair Smout)