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Supermarkets running out of bottled water due to heatwave and 'pingdemic' chaos

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Bottled water is running low in some shops, as industry chiefs issued a fresh warning of wider shortages. The heat wave is believed to have fuelled a spike in demand for mineral water.

On Tesco’s website, several mineral water multipacks were showing as unavailable. And in a branch of Sainsbury’s visited by the Mirror on Tuesday evening, the section for water was almost stripped bare, with signs saying: “Please bear with us.

We’re experiencing high demand.” The jump in water sales is expected as temperatures soar. An industry insider said: “It makes sense that sales have gone through the roof in the last few days.” Sainsbury’s said any disruption to supplies was likely to be “store-specific.” However, it comes amid claims of bottled water

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