independent.ie– Supermarket Aldi is selling 1,500 frozen turkey crowns a day as Britons stockpile for Christmas.
Families are said to have hoarded as much as £2,000 worth of food for the festive season amid fears of a supply chain crisis.
Christmas pudding sales were also up 45pc.
Industry experts have been warning Britons to buy their Christmas Day dinner in advance and even keep it in the freezer.
Concerns have grown retailers are running out of pigs in blankets and party foods in the run up to December 25.
A shortage of butchers could mean that farmers will be forced to “throw pigs in a skip” because they cannot be slaughtered and carved. Around 150,000 animals are under threat of being culled in the next week.
The meat crisis is compounding fears many essential yuletide foods will be scarce or missing due to a lack of HGV drivers, fuel at petrol stations and labour shortages.