And he said things would return to normal soon as shipments had now got in.
Responding to JEP reader comments on Facebook, Mark Cox, the Co-op’s chief operating officer, said that the warehouse, which was at the top of Bellozanne Valley and closed in 2015, was not used to store perishable stock, such as fruit and vegetables.
A number of readers had gone on to the newspaper’s Facebook page and said that the Co-op decision to close its warehouses in Jersey and Guernsey, which put 81 jobs under threat across the islands, had been wrong. One said that it was ‘beyond comment’.
However, Mr Cox wrote in response: ‘I’m really sorry that you experienced problems this morning. Our teams are working incredibly hard to return stores to normal levels of availability.
‘Between last night and this morning we have received over 300 pallets of stock in Jersey.
‘Unfortunately this does take time to work through however I’m confident we will see an improving position throughout the day with a return to normal by tomorrow.’
He added: ‘It is worth clarifying that our local warehouse would not have made a difference to the situation we have experienced over the past few days as we did not hold any perishable stock locally, this is the same for all supermarkets in Jersey. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused.’
The comments were posted below a story which reported that the Co-op were considering using an ex-military plane to fly in goods to resupply its stores after the bad weather disrupted ferry sailings this week.