New Zealand supermarket managers are observing the rows of empty shelves in Australia with concern, Stuff reveals, as Omicron infections start to cause supply chain issues. Former Auckland resident Rosie Schulz, now living in Sydney, says, “It seems as the supply chain is choking.” She said numerous supermarket items were also unavailable online. New Zealand Countdown general manager Kiri Hannifin​ said the impacts of Omicron for the company’s colleagues in Australia were worrying.