Superstore runs out of bags for customers

People carry plastic bags from Asda in Fratton.
People carry plastic bags from Asda in Fratton.
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SHOPPERS at a Portsmouth supermarket had to use bin liners to carry their goods home after the store ran out of plastic bags.

The Asda superstore in The Bridge Shopping Centre, Fratton, ran out of bags yesterday for the second time in a week.

Nick Courtney of Fratton Road, a regular customer at the store, said: ‘The bin bags are too weak, they just split as soon as you pick them up.

‘People were putting bottles of wine in them and they are going to break.

‘It’s a ridiculous situation for a major supermarket to run out of bags. I couldn’t believe it.’

The store previously ran out of bags on May 31.

Asda apologised and promised that the issue would be resolved after a delivery last night.

A spokeswoman for the company said: ‘Due to the bank holiday and an error we ran short of carrier bags.

‘We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused to our customers.’