Morrisons has limited the sale of peppers to two per customer, as unseasonably cold weather seems to be limiting supply. A number of fruit and vegetable items have been in short supply so far this year, including tomatoes, which was also partly put down to poor weather in Spain and Morocco.
In other stores, such as Waitrose, there are fewer packets of peppers on offer, though the supermarket has so far stopped short of rationing the product. "Spain is key for supplying British retailers during winter, and almost every retailer in the UK will source peppers from here', an industry source stated.
While poor weather is believed to have played a part in the short supply of fruit and vegetables over Winter and Spring, so has Brexit, according to experts. Supermarkets in the UK have been 'hurt horribly by Brexit' as they grapple with the dwindling supply of fruit and vegetables, Sainsbury's former CEO previously told LBC.