IAG Cargo is reporting a spike in lettuce volumes as a heatwave results in a shortage of green vegetables.
The freight arm of British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus said that it had completed a single shipment of over 30,000 heads of iceberg lettuce from Los Angeles to meet a gap in UK supplies.
Camilo Garcia, Director of Sales, Marketing and Products at IAG Cargo said: “We ship fresh produce to over 350 locations, 24/7, helping Brits continue to receive fresh fruit and veg so they can enjoy the wonderful weather the UK has been experiencing.
“We take the responsibility of shipping lettuce to the UK very seriously – our dedicated ‘Constant Fresh’ product team ensure that lettuce heads arrive promptly and in excellent condition in London Heathrow ready to hit supermarket shelves across the country.”
The UK also faced a lettuce shortage in early 2017, although on that occasion torrential rain had damaged crops.
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