A number of York city centre stores have been left unable to sell fresh food and drink due to fridge failures.
The record-breaking temperatures yesterday proved too much for the refrigerated cabinets in a number of shops.
They have ended up having to clear the shelves of perishable fruit and veg and other chilled items including cold meats, ready meals, milk and cream.
And it means chilled drinks were hard to come by on another day of high temperatures.
Marks & Spencer on Pavement has been hard hit. Many of its chiller units were still inoperative today (Wednesday).
A sign in the shop said: “Unfortunately due to the unprecedented weather, we have had fridge breakdowns.
“We have available Fruit, Vegetables, Basic Salad, Meat, Fish and Poultry, Sandwiches and Drinks. Out of fridge product are still available.
“Thank you for your understanding.”
A similar story met shoppers using the Tesco Express on Goodramgate this afternoon.
“Unfortunately due to weather conditions our refrigeration system has broken,” a notice pinned to the chiller cabinets said.
“No fresh products will be sold. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.”
Another store hit by similar problems has already bounced back. Sainsbury’s on Micklegate suffered from chiller cabinet failures yesterday, but today they were back working and largely restocked.