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Spain suffers ice shortages amid third heatwave

Some Spanish supermarkets are experiencing ice shortages and limiting the number of bags sold to consumers as demand soars amid the third heatwave of the summer. High energy prices are being blamed for the lack of supplies, and, as a result, the price of ice bags is also increasing. "The increased demand due to the high temperatures is leading to hoarding," Spain's biggest retailer Mercadona spokesperson told Reuters.

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