Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-09-20 17:26:15 –
Recently, grocery shelves look a little thin.
It’s different from the lack of good toilet paper in 2020. Instead, this time there are more frustrating, hit-or-miss flaws.
And shoppers are frustrated.
Katie Ellis finds hoarding school lunch equipment for her five children, but she says she’s missing something else on her grocery shelves every week.
“Today it was a paper plate,” she said.
She also couldn’t find a small bottle of water and juice drink this week, only a large bottle.
“There is a shortage of gatorade and many different juices today,” she said.
Other school lunch staples are also short.
Back in school, Lunchables have recently become like gold.
I found a pizza Lancia in one store. In another example, I found turkey and cheese, but not a pizza lunchable.
Meanwhile, many cleaning products are in short supply. Shopper Mahogany Wintersmith is looking for a scrubbing bubble spray cleaner.
“The only basic thing you need in your home. They never have it. They’re just out,” Wintersmith said.
Why do so many shortages suddenly occur?
It’s frustrating because I don’t know which products are missing every day.
The Wall Street Journal I pointed out various factors.
- Bottleneck for overseas shipping
- Labor shortage in processing factories
- Nabisco bakeries are now, above all, threatening the supply of Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers.
The grocery chain is reacting as quickly as possible.Walmart has it Add trucks and even ships, Retail giants employ 20,000 workers to bring in foreign products.
Kroger tells analysts that Build 20 automated warehouses Hire more associates. Kroger’s first robot warehouse has just opened.
But in the meantime, shoppers like Debbie Coldwell say, “It’s very frustrating. The shelves seem to be getting smaller and smaller.”
And, dating back to the summer of 2020, some stores have once again put up purchase restriction signs to limit the amount of bottled water and other tightly-supplied products.
Conclusion: Expect spot shortages to continue this winter and plan ahead to avoid wasting money.
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