Albert Heijn has eliminated the shortages that had arisen in part of its stores after a farmer's protest. The supermarket chain no longer expects empty shelves on Saturday afternoon.

Due to a farmer's protest at an Albert Heijn distribution center near Zwolle, supplies of at least 230 supermarkets ended on Friday.

As a result, branches in the east and north of the Netherlands had to deal with some empty shelves on Friday evening.

Because work has continued in the distribution centers during the night from Friday to Saturday, the supermarket chain expects no more shortages on Saturday afternoon, a spokesman for Albert Heijn reports to NU.nl.