SHARES in Parsley Box, the Scottish ready-meal company, slumped further today as it continues to battle difficulties in the supply chain.

The business, which targets the “baby boomer” generation with its direct-delivery service, saw its shares plunge by 44 per cent to 34p.

The fall came after the stock lost a third of its value on Thursday, when Parsley Box warned in an unscheduled trading update that staffing issues in the supply chain had cut its available stock by half. It told the City yesterday that it had taken the “difficult decision” to slash spending on advertising until the supply chain problems ease.

Shares in Parsley Box, which is chaired by high-profile entrepreneur Chris van der Kuyl, debuted at 200p when it joined the Alternative Investment Market in March.