But while many supermarkets are completely out of stock, we can reveal that there are still many stores that have essential items from your shopping list.
For pasta, rice, canned goods, eggs etc, head to your local fruit and vegetables store. Their stock is often from different suppliers and importers - just make sure you check the shelves below and above fruit and vegetables.
With mince now being in short supply at the supermarket, head to your local butcher - they have tonnes of meat, and they can easily carve up more every time they run out. It is also a great way to support your local butcher.
Smaller, independently owned stores still have stock also.
Think outside of the box when it comes to shopping for your family. Keen shopper Keayleah shared her tips and tricks to stay ahead of the pack when shopping for your family.
“Go to the Reject Shop, they always have extra tissues, baby wipes and even loo roll, the crowds have been smaller there and I’ve even been able to get soft drinks, pasta sauce, tea and coffee”, she posted on a closed shopping page.
This story first appeared on Practical Parenting.