Supermarket Sainsbury's has left its shoppers gutted after confirming it will be permanently removing some items from shelves for good.

The retail giant says it will stop selling CDs and DVDs due to a decline in demand, according to Birmingham Live.

However, vinyl lovers will be happy to hear that these will continue to be sold.

The move comes amid a complex and tough landscape.

Many shoppers have been left furious by the decision those, and have vented online.

One moaned: "I’m a big fan of physical media and always will be. When a new album that I want comes out I’ll buy the CD. When the latest movie is released I’ll get the Blu Ray. It’s a shame the world seems to be moving away from it."

"Damn shame," added a second.

A spokesperson for Sainsbury's said: "Our customers increasingly go online for entertainment, so earlier this year we took the decision to gradually phase out the sale of DVDs and CDs, so that we can dedicate extra space to food and popular products like clothing and homewares."

A spokesperson for the British Phonographic Industry said: "The CD has proved exceptionally successful for nearly 40 years and remains a format of choice for many music fans who value sound quality, convenience and collectability.

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“Although demand has been following a long-term trend as consumers increasingly transition to streaming, resilient demand is likely to continue for many years, enhanced by special editions and other collectible releases.

“If some retailers now see the format as less of a priority, this will create a further opportunity for others, such as independent shops and specialist chains such as HMV, to cater to the continuing demand.”

The move comes amid new laws for supermarket shoppers from July 19.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that from July 19, people will no longer be forced to wear face masks or socially distance themselves from others.

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