Why is there no flour in shops right now?

It seems as if the new trend of baking has meant people have stocked up on essentials during lockdown, with flour being the most important ingredient for so many recipes. This means the flour is very hard to come by in supermarkets right now. People most likely want to distract and entertain their families during the lockdown and it has led to people buying up all the flour. Director general of the National Association of British and Irish Millers, Alex Waugh, has said that sales of flour in shops has increased since the outbreak and subsequent lockdown, adding that the necessity to store the flour in small bags is partly responsible for the shortage. He said: ‘UK millers are working around the clock – genuinely milling flour 24-hours-day-seven-days-a-week to double the assembly of retail flour in an attempt to satisfy demand.