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WTF? The shelves were next to empty in Safeway and Walmart yestrrday. Are you stocking up for Winter again?

The husbear and I couldn't believe our eyes. The shelves looked like we were shopping in Montenegro in high summer or something.

The frozen food section had large gaps, other areas had merchandise arranged to try to disguise there was nothing behind them, very little toilet paper and other paper products, no bottled water, etc.

It can only get worse when the snow comes. Are you starting to prepare for further shortages? How are you preparing?

by Anonymousreply 594November 28, 2021 11:00 PM

Thanks, Biden!

by Anonymousreply 1October 21, 2021 2:15 PM

Huh, my WM, Ralph’s, Costco are stuffed to the rafters with product. No shortages at all. Where do you live, Miss OP?

by Anonymousreply 2October 21, 2021 2:16 PM

Husbear? Sounds like you both need to lose weight. Count your blessings.

by Anonymousreply 3October 21, 2021 2:17 PM

Montenegro in high summer? What??

by Anonymousreply 4October 21, 2021 2:19 PM

Both the Publix and Walmart near me are fully stocked and have been for the last couple months

by Anonymousreply 5October 21, 2021 2:20 PM

It’s a good thing I leave to my personal shopper to deal with this!

by Anonymousreply 6October 21, 2021 2:21 PM

Boris failed his geography test again.

by Anonymousreply 7October 21, 2021 2:21 PM

OP Aren't those shortages always common in Moscow Boris?

by Anonymousreply 8October 21, 2021 2:22 PM

WTF are you talking about? We're outside Denver.

by Anonymousreply 9October 21, 2021 2:23 PM

[quote] We're outside Denver

And so you are doomed to shop at a store called King Poopers.

by Anonymousreply 10October 21, 2021 2:25 PM

When we go store in old country, we only see one bread on shelf. 🛒

by Anonymousreply 11October 21, 2021 2:26 PM

CVS is the very worst, other stores are mainly fine where I live

by Anonymousreply 12October 21, 2021 2:27 PM

All store shelves are full in Texas. There are no signs of hoarding or desperation. Sorry, OP, you and other Republicans will have to try another tactic.

by Anonymousreply 13October 21, 2021 2:29 PM

Montenegro is where the Gliteratti play nowadays. And yes, we've played there, too. But I'd forgotten DL is full of poorly traveled, poor educated queens and frauen.

by Anonymousreply 14October 21, 2021 2:30 PM

Pete B. has it all under control, stop worrying..

by Anonymousreply 15October 21, 2021 2:31 PM

I agree with R6. You sound poor, OP.

by Anonymousreply 16October 21, 2021 2:32 PM

OP lives in a dump/food desert. RIP!

by Anonymousreply 17October 21, 2021 2:35 PM

[quote]But I'd forgotten DL is full of poorly traveled, poor educated queens and frauen.

^ Lady Superior has spoken.

by Anonymousreply 18October 21, 2021 2:35 PM

op's shelves are bare as he ate it all up

by Anonymousreply 19October 21, 2021 2:35 PM

R13. I'm not a Republican, asshole. I'm a Spaniard. The husbear votes Dem.

This is no joke. We're supposed to be back in Europe by Xmas but sale of our properties is slow because of Covid. I want to get the fuck out but we may be here another Winter.

The shelves are empty in our stores. For us it will get worse with snow.

by Anonymousreply 20October 21, 2021 2:36 PM

There are some places with shortages. Despite DefatTurd at r1, it has nothing to do with the President. The economy is recovering from covid but the supply chain hasn’t fully ramped up yet to meet demand.

by Anonymousreply 21October 21, 2021 2:38 PM

Not this again. Nothing of consequence other than semi-conductors is in shortage and even items with semiconductors haven't disappeared. OP needs to quit clutching pearls, spreading lies, spreading spam, etc.

by Anonymousreply 22October 21, 2021 2:38 PM

R20 when you're in Europe I hope you don't go to the UK, because they are having a similar issue!

by Anonymousreply 23October 21, 2021 2:38 PM

[quote]DL is full of poorly traveled, poor educated queens and frauen.

Well, SMELL YOU, Miss OP / Miss R14.

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by Anonymousreply 24October 21, 2021 2:39 PM

OP, do you shop at the Queen Soopers? That store has sufficient.

by Anonymousreply 25October 21, 2021 2:40 PM

Queen Soopers is for the Poors.

by Anonymousreply 26October 21, 2021 2:42 PM

Look, if your region or your stores experience shortages of certain items then drive a little further and shop somewhere else. But don't hoard. CVS is struggling. I'm talking about the whole chain. So they're not well managed. Here in Georgia, we are fine. We have plenty of fresh produce and our shelves are fine. As a precaution, I have got a few extra canned goods and I buy one extra toilet paper when I do the weekly shopping.

by Anonymousreply 27October 21, 2021 2:42 PM

Safeways in Denver are dumps. I wish Albertson's never left.

by Anonymousreply 28October 21, 2021 2:49 PM

No shortages here in San Francisco. I don’t expect that to change when the snow comes.

by Anonymousreply 29October 21, 2021 2:51 PM

Both Soopers and Safeway were terrible stores.

by Anonymousreply 30October 21, 2021 2:53 PM

Why do people shop at CVS. Every single chain has all t he same stuff. Go to your supermarket for prescriptions, and Walmart or other places for the rest. I haven't set foot in CVS since they tried to scam me for a prescription about 25 yeas ago.

by Anonymousreply 31October 21, 2021 2:57 PM

Yeah, King Sooper has better stock, true. I just don't like to drive 12 miles to it when we can shop a few miles away at Walmart and Safeway.

Imagine walking into Walmart and finding ni bottled water

by Anonymousreply 32October 21, 2021 2:57 PM

Why do people drink bottled water? Why don't they use a Brita?

by Anonymousreply 33October 21, 2021 3:08 PM

Albertson's near me is fully stocked.

by Anonymousreply 34October 21, 2021 3:10 PM

R33 I do use Brita, but I keep bottled water around for convenience. I buy less bottled water because I use Brita. My Publix and my Kroger are fine. So is my Costco.

by Anonymousreply 35October 21, 2021 3:11 PM

[quote] Why do people drink bottled water?

Because they're fat lazy whores.

by Anonymousreply 36October 21, 2021 3:12 PM

Silicon Valley here, also bare shelves. Even gaps in the cat food aisle.

by Anonymousreply 37October 21, 2021 3:15 PM

Empty shelves?

Let them eat cake!

by Anonymousreply 38October 21, 2021 3:17 PM

The Wegmans near me is fully stocked as well - every aisle. This sounds like a case of that bullshit where maybe those particular chains or locations are using this as a way to jack up prices?

by Anonymousreply 39October 21, 2021 3:21 PM

better stock up when the prices are cheap. they are raising prices on everything due to to cargo ship situation. Freight surcharge...passing it on to the consumers...or just using it as an excuse to charge us more. Cunts!

by Anonymousreply 40October 21, 2021 3:23 PM

in whole foods, they have limits on canned vegs and frozen vegs (how many you can buy).

by Anonymousreply 41October 21, 2021 3:26 PM

not sure if you guys saw the news but lots of people are sick from eating onions from mexico----------

FDA In Brief: FDA Announces Investigation of Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Whole, Fresh Onions

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by Anonymousreply 42October 21, 2021 3:28 PM

The only thing I've noticed in the stores around me are the shelves where the baking goods are kept are pretty empty. Just people hoarding before Thanksgiving I guess.

by Anonymousreply 43October 21, 2021 3:34 PM

They shelves at the Uptown QFC were looking pretty bare. I just chalked it up to supply chain issues. But it's also because lot o people aren't applhying for the shit jobs that have shit wage and even shittier benefts.

by Anonymousreply 44October 21, 2021 3:34 PM

Yeah, empty shelves and higher orices. Plus we have livestock so we're getting killed with inflated hay prices.

by Anonymousreply 45October 21, 2021 3:41 PM

Just order out. It's not that complicated.

by Anonymousreply 46October 21, 2021 3:42 PM

Thank Pete for this. He is home pretending to be a dad instead of doing his job.

by Anonymousreply 47October 21, 2021 3:42 PM

I'm not throwing my onions out, we'll just use them cooked. I always assume everything consumed raw is a gamble anyway.

by Anonymousreply 48October 21, 2021 3:42 PM

Yes, R37. Chicken pate cat food was nowhere to be found last week -- this week, plenty of the 9 Lives brand, though not Friskies. Some ship must have come in over the weekend.

by Anonymousreply 49October 21, 2021 3:50 PM

[quote] Chicken pate cat food was nowhere to be found last week

Well, just go back to using French onion dip for your snacks, as you usually do.

by Anonymousreply 50October 21, 2021 4:02 PM

I've noticed that toilet paper sells out very fast in stores. Kleenex too.

by Anonymousreply 51October 21, 2021 4:13 PM

OP, you are not alone

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by Anonymousreply 52October 21, 2021 4:37 PM

One possible solution: Lower Your Expectations

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by Anonymousreply 53October 21, 2021 4:39 PM

R52, It's obvious that the store is remodeling. R53: They obviously looked around for empty shelves which at this time of year just mean switching to seasonal merchandise, And OP never did show us any pictures.

by Anonymousreply 54October 21, 2021 4:45 PM

Yeah, lower our expectations and live like the citizen if a developing world country. Bring on running electric blackouts and gas shortages.

by Anonymousreply 55October 21, 2021 4:46 PM

Walmart in Thornton

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by Anonymousreply 56October 21, 2021 4:47 PM

In DataLoungeMart, all seems to breathe peace and freedom and make one forget the world and its sad turmoils

by Anonymousreply 57October 21, 2021 4:50 PM

If Biden’s responsible for shortages in the US, who’s responsible for the shortages in the UK, Europe, and China?

by Anonymousreply 58October 21, 2021 4:50 PM

[quote]We're supposed to be back in Europe by Xmas but sale of our properties is slow

Gurl, puh-laize!

by Anonymousreply 59October 21, 2021 4:51 PM

[quote]If Biden’s responsible for shortages in the US, who’s responsible for the shortages in the UK, Europe, and China?


by Anonymousreply 60October 21, 2021 4:52 PM
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by Anonymousreply 62October 21, 2021 4:53 PM

Total Bullshit. Why are you responding to this right-wing troll? FF

by Anonymousreply 63October 21, 2021 4:54 PM
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by Anonymousreply 66October 21, 2021 4:55 PM
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by Anonymousreply 67October 21, 2021 4:55 PM

R59. Feeling cramped in his little white box.

by Anonymousreply 68October 21, 2021 4:56 PM
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by Anonymousreply 70October 21, 2021 4:57 PM
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by Anonymousreply 72October 21, 2021 4:57 PM

Linky Linkerson

by Anonymousreply 73October 21, 2021 5:00 PM

Perhaps those on the coasts can't understand that those of us in the interior of the country are dependant on long haul trucking. We're seeing more shortages than you lot.

by Anonymousreply 74October 21, 2021 5:02 PM

Fully stocked everywhere here in Chicago. Thanks, Pete.and Joe!

by Anonymousreply 75October 21, 2021 5:03 PM

The links prove OP's telling the truth, R73.

by Anonymousreply 76October 21, 2021 5:04 PM


50.5% disapproval

I'd like them to get the National Guard involved, please. Fix what bottlenecks they can with the National Guard's help. TIA.

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by Anonymousreply 77October 21, 2021 5:05 PM

Compare and Contrast

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by Anonymousreply 79October 21, 2021 5:21 PM

Install a bidet, people. BioBidet is my fav.

by Anonymousreply 80October 21, 2021 5:25 PM

Aside from all of the news links provided, Datalounge has been talking about this for months, instead of doubting him maybe try appreciating the fact that you haven't been affected.

[quote][bold]Datalounge - what in the FUCK is going on with EVERYTHING being out of stock or unavailable?[/bold]

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by Anonymousreply 81October 21, 2021 5:28 PM

From 9/5/2021:

[quote]Are shoppers starting to hoard essentials again?

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by Anonymousreply 82October 21, 2021 5:30 PM

Pardon me ma’am, but it would be remiss of all of us here on the DataLounge not to question the content and intent of an OP who, by their own recounting, would be moved back to Europe and rid of this quickly deteriorating country but for being what sounds like underwater on their mortgage in a rural area outside of Denver. Besides caring for livestock, they enjoy monitoring stock levels at their local Safeway and Walmart when not summering with the glitterati in Montenegro.

by Anonymousreply 83October 21, 2021 5:38 PM

Mama has been stockpiling toilet paper for awhile. She loads it into the Bonneville's trunk. It's going to be the new currency. She can't find Bugles and bean dip though.

by Anonymousreply 84October 21, 2021 5:50 PM

R9, how about Kum & Go? Are they out of stock too?

by Anonymousreply 85October 21, 2021 6:13 PM

It's not all Biden's fault.

by Anonymousreply 86October 21, 2021 6:28 PM

Thank you for the links. Yeah, I'm going hoarding today for dog food, essentials and loading the barn with hay before it's fucking 25 dollars a bale.

We'll laugh at the deniers in some weeks when they're hurting and crying out here like big Marys!

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by Anonymousreply 87October 21, 2021 6:35 PM

[Quote]sounds like underwater on their mortgage i

Mortgage? What's that?

by Anonymousreply 88October 21, 2021 6:42 PM

What is a food shelf?

by Anonymousreply 89October 21, 2021 6:50 PM

Yo mama must have just been there

by Anonymousreply 90October 21, 2021 6:52 PM

Driving a hard bargain: Haulage firms offer $100,000 salaries and $15,000 bonuses to lure 80,000 truckers and ease supply crisis as empty shipping containers are dumped in streets because California port is full

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by Anonymousreply 91October 21, 2021 6:55 PM

Don't you wish you could drive a truck now?! 100K salary! no college degree needed. go get the license! the shortage will last until next year!

by Anonymousreply 92October 21, 2021 6:55 PM

I just came back from Sprouts which is a short walk away from my house and purposely bought eggs, milk, butter and flour. ALL were in abundance

OP is a Mierda liar

by Anonymousreply 93October 21, 2021 6:59 PM

R49 exactly! I looked for pate cat food in 3 drug stores and grocery stores in 2 cities and all were empty except for one flavor (same flavor at each store.) I have it on subscription through Amazon and they've had to cancel my order too.

by Anonymousreply 94October 21, 2021 7:10 PM

Well, my neighborhood stores are well-stocked, so that must mean stores everywhere else in the country are too!

by Anonymousreply 95October 21, 2021 7:12 PM

R93. Chupame. You're in Philly not the interior, pendejo.

by Anonymousreply 96October 21, 2021 7:23 PM

Chupame, cunt. I’m as far from anything as you are, chump

by Anonymousreply 97October 21, 2021 7:25 PM

^^ idiota

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by Anonymousreply 98October 21, 2021 7:32 PM

[quote] We're supposed to be back in Europe by Xmas but sale of our properties is slow because of Covid.

You’ve got the narrative backwards. Properties are actually selling like hot cakes, sight unseen… for double the asking price… in the middle of nowhere … full of rattlesnakes & scorpions …. due to covid.

by Anonymousreply 99October 21, 2021 8:12 PM

“I can’t find the brand of wet cat food my pussy demands so stores across the country are barren!” -R95

OP you said you paid cash for your place. Fine, sounds plausible, but if your so flu can then why would you wait months and months longer than you’d like to rid of it?

I would also point out that feed prices shot up under Trump, because of China. They had a huge swine infection and banned the feeding of food waste to hogs. They are buying grain and forage crops to take up thy slack. That and a droughts are why your feed prices, on the west coast, are higher.

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by Anonymousreply 100October 21, 2021 8:16 PM

[quote] Haulage firms offer $100,000 salaries and $15,000 bonuses to lure 80,000 truckers and ease supply crisis as empty shipping containers are dumped in streets because California port is full

Notice you’ll never meet anyone who made $100k with $15,000 bonus hauling stuff because it’s totally fake. Reminds me if when they say “attracts butterflies” on the label of a plant that’s been hybridized so much it doesn’t produce nectar. Sure it “attracts” butterflies because of the color, but once the butterfly gets there it’s disappointed. Same thing with these wild claims of huge salaries & sign on bonuses. They may “offer” them, but they ain’t actually *giving* them.

by Anonymousreply 101October 21, 2021 8:17 PM

[quote]Montenegro is where the Gliteratti play nowadays.

At least spell glitterati correctly if you aspire to move among them.

by Anonymousreply 102October 21, 2021 8:17 PM

Thanks Baby A and Baby B.

You can get your own bottles from now on.

by Anonymousreply 103October 21, 2021 8:18 PM

R99. We have 2 properties in 2 states. Dealing with both has been challenging in terms of furniture, livestock, improvements, etc. Civid has slowed down what is already a time-consuming effort.

Plus we still wonder if we should keep and rent out the PS property.

by Anonymousreply 104October 21, 2021 9:50 PM

Great, now we know what russians go through.

by Anonymousreply 105October 21, 2021 10:18 PM

No Malarkey.

by Anonymousreply 106October 21, 2021 10:57 PM

If you wanna see proper empty shelves then the UK is for you, OP.

Brexit, HGV lorry driver shortages, good stuck in port, fuel price increases are all contributing to shortages here.

by Anonymousreply 107October 21, 2021 11:02 PM

Don’t go by CVS, the one near me has looked like it is going out of business for years with empty shelves.

I bought paper towel, Kleenex, and toilet paper last night. There are usually shelves full and the stock was way down to half of a shelf of each.

by Anonymousreply 108October 21, 2021 11:08 PM

^^^ that was at Meijer, a big supermarket chain in the Midwest.

by Anonymousreply 109October 21, 2021 11:10 PM

Little Montenegro! OP, like Jay Gatsby, is telling very TALL TALES. A complete grifter!

by Anonymousreply 110October 21, 2021 11:11 PM

It's so weird the way that this "empty shelves" phenomenon seems to mostly strike conservative activists. Maybe it's Anifa!!!

Because, see, my shelves are fine. I mean I can't get chives, but I'll live.

by Anonymousreply 111October 21, 2021 11:19 PM

Not experiencing this at all here in FL.

by Anonymousreply 112October 21, 2021 11:19 PM

I guess OP couldn't stock up on cases of SpeghettiOs and Mountain Dew ---so he and his "husbear" will just have to pack their caftans and go somewhere else!

Oh, right. The gliterati (with one "t") awaits them in Montenegro.

by Anonymousreply 113October 21, 2021 11:23 PM

You're on the coast Florida. Good for you.

by Anonymousreply 114October 21, 2021 11:23 PM

I'm on the coast too, R114, but all the ships are stuck in the harbors waiting to be unloaded by people yet to be hired.

by Anonymousreply 115October 21, 2021 11:32 PM

Just a thought, but is there any correlation between how expensive a store and how stocked it is? Like if I needed toilet paper and almost every store is out but Whole Foods has it because the poors don’t want to pay 6 dollars for 4 biodegradable rolls?

by Anonymousreply 116October 22, 2021 12:59 AM

The cargo situation in FL is normal, they are telling the ships to go there via Panama canal which takes 7 days

by Anonymousreply 117October 22, 2021 2:08 AM

R104!is the sort that has to buy furniture!

by Anonymousreply 118October 22, 2021 2:36 AM

Austin has no shortages.

by Anonymousreply 119October 22, 2021 2:45 AM

Its a FICTIONAL post by troll. Why are you responding like its legit?

by Anonymousreply 120October 22, 2021 2:47 AM

Fuck you, cunt. It us not. What's the point of that?

by Anonymousreply 121October 22, 2021 5:50 AM

R121 Move on Vlad, Mao, whoever you are.

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by Anonymousreply 122October 22, 2021 5:54 AM

you'll be sobbing in a few weeks. We'll laugh

by Anonymousreply 123October 22, 2021 6:04 AM

I haven’t had a problem in Houston.

by Anonymousreply 124October 22, 2021 8:30 AM

[quote] I haven't set foot in CVS since they tried to scam me for a prescription about 25 yeas ago.

Get over it, Mary. The rest of us aren't going to refrain from shopping there because of something that happened to you a quarter century ago.

by Anonymousreply 125October 22, 2021 10:28 AM

My Ohio Meijer has been consistently low on boxes of canned cat food, specifically Friskies. The variety boxes they do have usually have the beef flavor, which makes my cat throw up and stains.

Our Pet Supplies Plus has the same issue.

Meijer also has shortages of unflavored canned Perrier, which I love. The flavored stuff is nasty and artificial-tasting.

The last time I was in Meijer there was a 4-can limit on store-brand tomatoes, due to high demand.

by Anonymousreply 126October 22, 2021 11:22 AM

[quote] The frozen food section had large gaps

french fries are missing? I noticed that in our local Walmart.

by Anonymousreply 127October 22, 2021 11:46 AM

Store bought is fine? 😬

by Anonymousreply 128October 22, 2021 11:47 AM

Costco announced last month that they are limiting purchases of some items.

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by Anonymousreply 129October 22, 2021 11:54 AM


"I'd forgotten DL is full of poorly traveled, poor educated queens and frauen."

Where do I start?

Obviously your "rich" education passed over use and spelling of adverbs and adjectives.

by Anonymousreply 130October 22, 2021 12:38 PM

It's *poorly* you mook!

by Anonymousreply 131October 22, 2021 12:39 PM

I'm on a diet.

by Anonymousreply 132October 22, 2021 1:55 PM

We stopped in King Sooper last night and we found gaps on their shelves as well. I was surprised because the store looked fairly normal when we were there 2 weeks ago.

by Anonymousreply 133October 22, 2021 2:00 PM

As an experiment, I stopped by my local Walmart, Food Lion, Wegman’s, Harris Teeter, Publix, and Whole Foods. All shelves were full to the brim. As a matter of fact, there were so many canned tomatoes on displays down the aisles I could barely get my buggy past!

I did check on non-beef, non-“stain”ing cat food but they were all sold out! Thanks Obama!

by Anonymousreply 134October 22, 2021 6:23 PM

Cities BURNED TO THE GROUND this summer!

NYC is a chaotic, crime filled disaster area! Police have to subdue rabid mask wearers who demand police wear a mask. Anarchy!

Antifa is running wild in the streets! Portland is a DISASTER!

Homosexuals are pushing their child molesting agenda in public schools.

The UN is trying to bring about some kind of global domination thing that I can’t really explain!

CRT !!!

by Anonymousreply 135October 22, 2021 10:19 PM

Half million containers off S Cal alone.

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by Anonymousreply 136October 22, 2021 10:33 PM

We have too much shit.

by Anonymousreply 137October 22, 2021 11:02 PM

"The Gay who stole Christmas: The Pete Buttigieg Story"------>>Documentary Event coming to Fox News this December.

by Anonymousreply 138October 23, 2021 4:09 AM

LET ME TELL YOU A SECRET.........I usually shop at Kroger--and it is not a great part of town-- and I haven't seen Tidy Cat Cat litter for weeks. Or Red Fancy Feast. Or Cinnamon Rolls...Or Taco Bell Taco Sauce.....(I have previously complained on DL about this)..BUT TODAY ---I was running errands at the fancy Kroger near Ohio University (on North High Street) where the rich spawns shop....NOT A SINGLE EMPTY SHELF....Bags and bags of Cat Litter..Cat Food...Taco Sauce---and CINNAMON ROLLS (which I have not seen in months)!!..........The FANCY stores are getting the supplies and the POORER stores are getting the empty shelves.....Saw it with my own two eyes and shopped up a storm...Yesterday the shelves were empty at the poor Krogers and today the Rich Krogers had no empty shelves!!...INSANE!!....

by Anonymousreply 139October 23, 2021 7:17 AM

R139, the Kroger near me has had shortages of certain products since the pandemic started. They never get my favorite tv dinners and a few other products I like (dried mangoes, a particular flavor of oatmeal). They actually have a little sign next to the price tag saying something about shortages. They also have the shortage on Tidy Cat

But the other side of town has 2 Krogers and they have everything, including all the things my Kroger never has. All the other grocery stores have these items.

I'm in Georgia

by Anonymousreply 140October 23, 2021 7:30 AM

[quote]Get over it, Mary. The rest of us aren't going to refrain from shopping there because of something that happened to you a quarter century ago.

Only a dumbass would shop at CVS. Their prices are so high. Prescriptions are almost double

you are helping to drive up the cost of healthcare.

by Anonymousreply 141October 23, 2021 7:34 AM

Why do you attack OP? This is a serious issue here in Europe. The world lacks containers so they can't ship the amount of goods they used to. The world lacks CO2, so they can't create as many aluminium cans as they used to, which means lack of beer cans and soda cans and energy drink cans. CO2 is an ingredient in beer itself, so less beer. Here in Europe we see empty shelves where energy drinks, sodas and beer used to be. Add INSANE energy costs (electricity is many times more expensive than it used to be), INSANE gas prices (both gas and petrol prices are high). You end up with a shortage in the supply chain. The high prices affect everything. Here in Norway they had to close churches because they couldn't afford to pay the electricity bill. Many companies are saying they may have to let people go because the costs are so high these days. We are suffering here in Europe. It's a very real issue. Covid just made it 10 times worse. We can't even get wood from Canada because the beetles destroyed most of the materials, so those prices have increased by like 4 or 5 times too. If you want to build something, be prepared to pay 5 times more. As I said, supply chains are suffering. It's a very real issue.

by Anonymousreply 142October 23, 2021 7:36 AM

I’ve stocked up and am hoarding 734 rolls of tp! Damn proud of it too. I have a clean ass!!!

by Anonymousreply 143October 23, 2021 7:37 AM

From Bloomberg:

[Quote]Cost pressures, supply-chain chaos and a reopening letdown are set to plague Europe’s third-quarter earnings season, setting investors up for more disappointment than elation.

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by Anonymousreply 144October 23, 2021 8:03 AM

Article about the lack of CO2.

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by Anonymousreply 145October 23, 2021 8:06 AM

R140 = Yep....The RICH PEOPLE STORES are getting plenty of supplies. When I saw stacks of cat litter at the Fancy Kroger---when my Kroger hasn't has any in months--i was shocked. And then I zipped around the Fancy Kroger and realized they had zero empty shelves!! What the hell!! I have been lucky to get a small bag of the Fancy Feast Red but the Fancy Kroger had a full shelf of them!!...I wrongly assumed every store had shortages because a couple of months ago I went to Walmart and Krogers on the "south side of town" (you know what I'm saying)--and both had shortages of everything. Now I am betting the Fancy Wal-Marts are having zero shortages. This is an OUTRAGE...No Joke!!....It is discrimination!!....I know it sounds stupid to talk about stacks of cat litter---but when I haven't seen ANY stacks for over 18 months it is shocking!!...I was even thinking about ordering it on Amazon because I could not find it anywhere...The only reason I went to Fancy Krogers is because I was running errands downtown (where the rich Lofters live) and close to the College Campus. God Forbid THEY go without anything...My Advice---where ever you live---go to the RICH part of town and see how much empty shelves they have...R139 here

by Anonymousreply 146October 23, 2021 8:36 AM

In Arizona, I've been unable to buy several vegan/vegetarian products that were also unavailable at the height of the pandemic last year. This includes several brands of fake meat and the fabulous Just Egg liquid plant based synth-egg product. Perhaps laboratory ingredients such as pea and mung bean protein are stuck in cargo containers out at sea?

by Anonymousreply 147October 23, 2021 9:09 AM

We really need a national discussion on Price Gouging that has nothing to do with the shipping crisis.....LINK.....Toothpastes...Coke....Cheese....Milk.........I am paying MORE to eat less and look fabulous?....Seriously?....I hope Biden enjoys being a one term President because I am a democrat and have no intentions of voting for him again (in the primary)....I will vote Any Dem on the ticket in 2024...Good luck to seniors with their 5 percent increase in January and their 15 percent inflation on food prices...

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by Anonymousreply 148October 23, 2021 9:20 AM

Consuela finds everything we need at my house for me and the pig.

You've got a "Help" problem, OP.

Get yourself some good Help.

by Anonymousreply 149October 23, 2021 9:26 AM

So far...when food shopping, the shelves have been stocked, food is plenty. It looks like a normal shopping day. I've order items online the past few weeks. I've gotten these items quickly....within a week or two. One was from the UK and another from Canada. I haven't been affected by this yet...not to say that I won't soon.

by Anonymousreply 150October 23, 2021 9:31 AM

[quote] Here in Europe we see empty shelves where energy drinks, sodas and beer used to be. Add INSANE energy costs (electricity is many times more expensive than it used to be)

In Europe, fossil fuel and nuclear power plants were closed, so expensive or rationed energy is a well-deserved problem of their own making.

by Anonymousreply 151October 23, 2021 9:36 AM

No shortages here in Los Angeles. I don’t expect that to change when the snow comes either.

by Anonymousreply 152October 23, 2021 10:44 AM

Don't mess with my fizzy drinks.

by Anonymousreply 153October 23, 2021 12:27 PM

It must be miserable to be a poor and have such short supply. If you're middle class and aspirational, on the other hand, there seems to be a huge grey market in authentic luxury goods right now in Europe. Of course not for the top tier items, such as a Patek Philippe Nautilus, since there are so many super rich, and the middle classes are not the market. But the downmarket luxury goods like a Cartier Tank or a bottle of Chanel 19 or a magnum of Dom Pérignon or a designer tuxedo - new online or through people you know - half retail at least, sometimes even lower. None of that shit sold to aspirational classes during the pandemic so there is overstock. They can't reduce the prices in shops so its all on the grey market.

by Anonymousreply 154October 23, 2021 1:21 PM

[quote] Now I am betting the Fancy Wal-Marts are having zero shortages.

R146, where are you that has fancy Walmarts?

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by Anonymousreply 156October 23, 2021 2:57 PM

R146: I think it’s all about connections.The Haves just have better - and more plentiful- networks to tap into

by Anonymousreply 157October 23, 2021 3:03 PM

This totally depends on where you are. The middle is having some issues but the south and the coasts are pretty abundant.

by Anonymousreply 158October 23, 2021 3:05 PM

The “fancy” Walmarts are the ones where your mobility scooter doesn’t roll through human feces.

by Anonymousreply 159October 23, 2021 3:17 PM

[quote] Only a dumbass would shop at CVS. Their prices are so high. Prescriptions are almost double

This is true. My dr accidentally sent an RX to CVS and it had a $30 copay whereas it has a $4 copay at Stop N Shop.

Generic Zyrtec at CVS costs *ON SALE* $15 for 30 tablets.

Kirkland generic Zyrtec at Costco is $13.99 for 365 tablets, and often goes on sale for $9.99

And that’s just 2 examples.

by Anonymousreply 160October 23, 2021 5:22 PM

PS - I used GoodRx for my copay at CVS & at Stop N shop. I have insurance, but Good Rx is often better than my insurance.

by Anonymousreply 161October 23, 2021 5:23 PM

With GoodRx, the copay at CVS and Walgreens is higher than at other pharmacies. Their regular prices on all their non-prescription stuff is higher than stores like Target and Walmart. I’ve seen some sale prices that look okay.

by Anonymousreply 162October 23, 2021 5:28 PM

[quote] I hope Biden enjoys being a one term President because I am a democrat and have no intentions of voting for him again (in the primary)

You don’t primary a sitting president …unless you’re Teddy Kennedy, who changed the course of US history by allowing the rightwing take over of the US via its puppet figurehead Ronald Reagan.

Teddy Kennedy…one of the worst politicians in American history.

by Anonymousreply 163October 23, 2021 5:28 PM

I’ve noticed that things I have on my Amazon wishlist are changing to “unavailable”. Things that are common, ordinary items.

by Anonymousreply 164October 23, 2021 5:38 PM

Such as, R164?

by Anonymousreply 165October 23, 2021 5:57 PM

Are some companies deciding to bring manufacturing home?

They can build a factory here and have an item ready before they unload those ships.

by Anonymousreply 166October 23, 2021 6:11 PM

I live in a big city in Texas and these are the items this week that were out of stock at my local store: Halloween candy, turkeys, spray fabric stain remover, Starbucks dark roast coffee, and liquid fabric softener.

by Anonymousreply 167October 24, 2021 3:21 AM

Best breakdown of so called "shortages" by NYT.

Article is *NOT* paywalled, which is how one found. If link doesn't work just search for story on internet, it should come up easily.

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by Anonymousreply 168October 24, 2021 3:32 AM

For retail goods problems supermarkets, shops and other places are having is that their distributors are out of or are having difficult time getting things.

Local supermarkets here in NYC are running low on Horizon organic milk (mostly Whole or 2 Percent) because distributor doesn't have it either. Giving up on whole had to try few different places to find two percent and considered oneself lucky.

To make matters worse besides shortages people are starting to hoard what goods then can find.

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by Anonymousreply 169October 24, 2021 3:37 AM

[quote] They can build a factory here and have an item ready before they unload those ships.

R166 where? in China, maybe! In the US, you need at least a year to build a factory even if you subcontract all the construction work to the illegals and pay them almost nothing, it still takes almost a year, once the factory is ready, you will need to deal with EPA, OSHA, FED/STATE/LOCAL regulations and ordinance, labor unions, bathroom... yep! bathrooms are very important now... and in a few months, it's guaranteed you will have to resolve complaints about race, gender, sexual orientation.... throwing in some non binary or trans in the mix... Gosh, can we move the factory to Mexico, India, Vietnam...?

by Anonymousreply 170October 24, 2021 9:53 AM

Who goes in person to the grocery anyway?

by Anonymousreply 171October 24, 2021 10:54 AM

[quote] Who goes in person to the grocery anyway?

I use curbside pickup at Kroger and with the order I picked up today there, a third of the items I had ordered were “out of stock”. I wonder if I should stock up on the items still available.

by Anonymousreply 172October 24, 2021 11:01 AM

It can’t be said enough. Stock up stock up hoard hoard hoard. I do. You should all do that as well.

by Anonymousreply 173October 24, 2021 11:55 AM

R173 you type incredibly fat you greedy cunt.

by Anonymousreply 174October 24, 2021 3:08 PM

I only eat bone broth from Whole Foods.

by Anonymousreply 175October 24, 2021 3:10 PM

Shame on everyone who buys bottled water. No one should buy single use plastic. Your tap water is perfectly fine or you can filter it with a Brita. I see shoppers with cartloads of bottled water and I know deep in my heart, that they won’t recycle. They look stupid pushing those carts! I know, Rant much?

by Anonymousreply 176October 24, 2021 8:02 PM

So many comments about pet food shortages. Is that true? I’ve made dog food from online recipes but never tried this with my cat. Should I stock?

by Anonymousreply 177October 24, 2021 8:15 PM

I would R177. better safe than sorry.

by Anonymousreply 178October 24, 2021 8:22 PM

No, R177, it's not true -- we're all making our comments up and lying in our teeth just to mislead you!

Speaking only for myself, I can assure you that I have indeed been unable to find the 9 Lives brand of chicken pate cat food in Silicon Valley on several occasions during the past few months. Then a couple of weeks later, there's been lots of it but the Friskies brand is nowhere to be found. All of the stores just say their suppliers haven't been delivering regularly the way they used to. So I'm stocking up to the extent possible, without hoarding (my favorite stores limit how much customers can buy during each visit, which does help even things out a little).

by Anonymousreply 179October 24, 2021 8:26 PM

The only thing I can't find is Utz Special Dark pretzels, and I think I'll live.

by Anonymousreply 180October 24, 2021 8:59 PM

So to the person who indicated that we should all be using single use water bottles we can all do that for different reasons. For instance the people who have lead and their water actually need to use bottled water a various different sizes. For people like me who live in the south in hurricane prone areas we often have stacks a bottled water as a safety preparation. And I don’t leave that water sitting in my home all year long. I drink it when the hurricane season is over and buy new water when the season is upon us again.

Oh and I recycle the bottles. I also live in a house with a sustainable roof, high-efficiency washer, Tankless water heater, the highest level SEER for air-conditioning, use no- or low-VOC paints, High-efficiency windows, resealed air distribution piping etc. If you spent less time looking into other peoples carts in the store and you’d be better off. But thank you Gladys Kravitz for keeping an eye on everyone else’s behavior.

by Anonymousreply 181October 25, 2021 12:42 AM

If you drink tap water and believe that a Brita contraption makes it safe you're insane.

by Anonymousreply 182October 25, 2021 12:51 AM

If you drink bottled water and think most of it is anything other than tap water in a bottle, you're insane.

by Anonymousreply 183October 25, 2021 2:14 AM

live in the northeast Stop and Shop, Whole Foods and Bed Bath and Beyond have had empty shelves for months and even things I bought regularly from Amazon are 'not available' even at the height of the pandemic with restrictions on the number of paper, cleaning items you could buy there was more availability.

by Anonymousreply 184October 25, 2021 2:19 AM

R180...I am enjoying my Utz Special Darks now...tons of them at Shoprite! On sale too!

by Anonymousreply 185October 25, 2021 2:21 AM

R177 = Yes....Fancy Feast Dry has been a problem--especially the red package. 9 Lives canned cat food shortage...Cat Litter is a real problem = I find it interesting that Kroger cannot stock 20 pound bags of Pet Pride Litter (about 4 bucks) but DOES somehow manage to stock the Tidy Cat 8 dollar bags. I think stores are gouging.

by Anonymousreply 186October 25, 2021 2:38 AM

R185 Man does not live by Utz Special Darks alone

by Anonymousreply 187October 25, 2021 2:46 AM

I was in Walmart and Safeway today looking for dog food. (beneful chicken and brown rice) Both stores won't have it until end November! Also frozen food we like unavailable, little butter,paper products low, no graham crackers, next to no milk, etc Winter is going to be rough for us. And a lot of snow expected

I stopped in the gas station shop and heard the cashier speaking about her trucker husband who can't believe how low the distribution centers are. He normally takes 3 full trailers of milk a week. Now he sits at the distribution center for hours until they tell him to leave No milk

The trucking biz sounds inefficient as well as the woman said her husband has to return the empty trailer to Minnesota then pick up another trailer for a different job. Made no sense.

by Anonymousreply 188October 25, 2021 9:39 AM

We know about paper goods, but what are other things people should stock up on to get through the supply chain crisis?

by Anonymousreply 189October 25, 2021 9:43 AM

R188 = We are also going to be freezing while going hungry this winter. Gas heating prices are going to go off the charts this winter to heat our homes. We are becoming a third world country. Also Bidens promise of dental care in this Build Better Back is not kicking in until 2028!!..We Dems should have gone with Warren.

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by Anonymousreply 190October 25, 2021 9:54 AM

Stock up on canned goods, pasta, pasta sauce. Stuff that will keep awhile.

I wish I had a freezer.

by Anonymousreply 191October 25, 2021 10:14 AM

But we don't eat pasta. Carbs! I don't want to become a fat whore again like last winter.

by Anonymousreply 192October 25, 2021 10:17 AM

Reading the comments at the top and bottom of this thread is a fascinating display of partisan denial.

Buckle up, buckaroos.

by Anonymousreply 193October 25, 2021 10:18 AM

At least Mayor Pete is fighting for paternity leave!

by Anonymousreply 194October 25, 2021 10:18 AM

Ohio here...Another thing that was 100% out at my Kroger was NyQuil (10 percent alcohol)---ALL brands. Generic and Name Brand. Nothing. Keep your eyes out for that in your location too.

by Anonymousreply 195October 25, 2021 10:19 AM

R194 = Hilarious...Did Pete enjoy his weekend? He must be so refreshed after his months long paid vacation. I wonder how much Petes SuperPac raised in the last two months? Did the arrival of the Buttigieg Brats bring in any extra donor dollars for the grifters?

by Anonymousreply 196October 25, 2021 10:21 AM

I think some of the replies originate from a part of the world quite used to this sort of thing. Notice how the politics keep getting nicely injected into the conversation.

by Anonymousreply 197October 25, 2021 10:48 AM

"Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday suggested the supply chain was only strained because of Mr Biden’s successful economic policies, prompting criticism from Republicans."

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by Anonymousreply 198October 25, 2021 10:54 AM

We're getting enough firewood for the winter tomorrow. Plus the lighting fuel if available. Maybe the same place will have our dog food as well. But I doubt it.

by Anonymousreply 199October 25, 2021 10:54 AM

"Plenty of items are facing, or may soon face, shortages due to a variety of issues, such as shipping delays, transportation issues, labor shortages and more. “Many industries are affected, from cars to construction to consumer packaged goods,” says Trae Bodge, smart shopping expert at TrueTrae.com. Here are some of the items that may face shortages or higher prices, and we share where to get them."

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by Anonymousreply 200October 25, 2021 10:54 AM

R198 Isn’t that pulling a K-Mart? Lol

by Anonymousreply 201October 25, 2021 11:23 AM

At least Mayor Pete and his hubby didn’t have to wait 6 weeks after the birth of his babies to have sex.

by Anonymousreply 202October 25, 2021 11:40 AM

I prepaid my natural gas order to lock in a better price for this season, also have a couple of cords of wood just in case. Luckily I hoarded cold/ cough meds etc last winter so all good there. Bought the pantry staples needed for Holiday baking/meals so I feel better about that. There will be some weird random shortages happening over the next 6 months if you take certain OTC meds regularly buy a little extra, same with certain foods you rely on. Just buy a little extra in case your store runs out for an extended period of time. Certain Pet food & pet meds have been very tough to find.

by Anonymousreply 203October 25, 2021 12:23 PM

^What’s wrong with you! Don’t buy a little extra - buy alot extra!!! Hoard hoard hoard! That’s what I’m doing.

by Anonymousreply 204October 25, 2021 1:39 PM

[quote] Thank Pete for this. He is home pretending to be a dad instead of doing his job.

R14, so you are telling us you think Pete is so good at his job that the entire distribution system falls apart when he takes two months off. God you are stupid.

by Anonymousreply 205October 25, 2021 2:39 PM

r205, regardless of whether a driver is a good driver or a bad driver, if they fall asleep at the wheel for an extended period of time, there’s going to be a problem. The country needs someone, even a Buttigieg, to be actively doing the job of Secretary of Transportation.

by Anonymousreply 206October 25, 2021 3:39 PM

How is this administration being blamed for the shortages. What did they do/ not do? Be specific.

This is a private sector problem. Their greed and short sightedness is catching up to them.

But go ahead and blame Biden for everything like they did Obama.

by Anonymousreply 207October 25, 2021 4:27 PM

This is why there are shortages.

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by Anonymousreply 208October 26, 2021 5:55 AM

[quote] Montenegro is where the Gliteratti play nowadays. And yes, we've played there, too. But I'd forgotten DL is full of poorly traveled, poor educated queens and frauen.

This is one of the most heinous paragraphs I’ve ever read on this site.

by Anonymousreply 209October 26, 2021 6:10 AM

R208. Paywalled, NYT Troll.

by Anonymousreply 210October 26, 2021 9:58 AM


Link worked fine for me. So guess it's you that has problems.

Learn how to use the internet grumpy grandpa.

by Anonymousreply 211October 26, 2021 10:17 AM

^^ It's paywalled. You didn't read it, troll.

by Anonymousreply 212October 26, 2021 10:36 AM

It's not paywalled, and you are an idiot.

"By Peter S. Goodman Photographs by Erin Schaff Published Oct. 10, 2021 Updated Oct. 14, 2021 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 SAVANNAH, Ga. — Like toy blocks hurled from the heavens, nearly 80,000 shipping containers are stacked in various configurations at the Port of Savannah — 50 percent more than usual.

by Anonymousreply 213October 26, 2021 12:06 PM

My kitty just destroyed 2 toilet paper rolls, I am going to have a talk with him about how he cannot do that during a possible shortage. Plus prices have gone up.

by Anonymousreply 214October 27, 2021 1:40 AM

R214 you must hang the roll such that it comes down from the back, not the front. That way they can't bat at it and unroll the whole thing.

by Anonymousreply 215October 27, 2021 1:56 AM

R213. What is it you cuntface. It's fucking PAYWALLED for those of us who reached our free-reading limit.


by Anonymousreply 216October 27, 2021 1:58 AM

I can do this all day...

"The steel boxes are waiting for ships to carry them to their final destination, or for trucks to haul them to warehouses that are themselves stuffed to the rafters. Some 700 containers have been left at the port, on the banks of the Savannah River, by their owners for a month or more."

But if you think you're going to goad me or anyone else into posting entire NYT article for your sorry assed internet challenged self, think on....

by Anonymousreply 217October 27, 2021 2:02 AM

Going to Costco today, what items may be in short supply soon that I should stock up on?

by Anonymousreply 218October 27, 2021 11:48 AM

R217. You're the lazy fat whore NYT Troll. We know this.

by Anonymousreply 219October 27, 2021 11:54 AM

Pet food is becoming scarce, apparently.

Otherwise I would just focus on non-perishable food like rice, pasta, canned and frozen vegetables, and frozen meat.

by Anonymousreply 220October 27, 2021 9:56 PM

R207 Obama's approval ratings where never nearly as low as the Old Coot in the White House's are.

by Anonymousreply 221October 27, 2021 10:01 PM

No tp or paper towel at my costco tonight. Boo.

by Anonymousreply 222October 28, 2021 12:20 AM

One of the stores where I live has a completely empty paper goods aisle. All paper towels and TP gone.

by Anonymousreply 223October 28, 2021 12:23 AM

Paper goods aisle in my store full of everything.

by Anonymousreply 224October 28, 2021 12:26 AM

Well fortunately for you R224 people in Chicago are more interested in buying bullets than paper goods.

by Anonymousreply 225October 28, 2021 12:28 AM

Not sure what’s going on with cat food but shelves in my supermarkets have been empty and Key Food raised the price of a small can of fancy feast from .79 to $1.29.

by Anonymousreply 226October 28, 2021 12:30 AM

We’re fine. The rightwing hysteria over the imaginary supply chain crisis conjured up to shame a homosexual man for taking paternity leave didn’t hypnotize us into believing in it.

by Anonymousreply 227October 28, 2021 12:32 AM

Got my Jenny Craig delivery on time, as usual.

by Anonymousreply 228October 28, 2021 12:33 AM

R227. Is the dumbest cunt on this thread assuming civil discussion of what we're experiencing must be a right wing conspiracy when the great majority of us are Dems.

by Anonymousreply 229October 28, 2021 12:41 AM

We’ll never run out of nuts (e.g. r227).

by Anonymousreply 230October 28, 2021 12:46 AM

Thank you r229 Today I went to the Dollar Tree and they are charging $1.25 per item. NEW POLICY.

by Anonymousreply 231October 28, 2021 12:51 AM

Plastic storage bins that are the size of banker's boxes and larger are sold out everywhere (Amazon, Lowes, Walmart, etc). It's maddening. People must be using them to store the stuff that they are hoarding.

Staples is out of the black ink that I need for my printer. WTF?! for the last 6 months, when I shop for groceries, the market is out of abo305 of what I've gone to the store to buy.

I live in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 232October 28, 2021 12:58 AM

There are subreddits discussing the supply chain issues and the resultant shortages. People working in the supply chain confirm it's a real thing. We're seeing a cascade event caused in large part by most companies having offshored their manufacturing to China. It's the classic "don't put all your eggs in one basket" screwup. When employees at a company in China test positive for covid, the company is shut down. That, of course, causes delays in manufacturing. Same thing happens at their ports - if there's an outbreak, the port shuts down. Add to that China's current energy crisis, which has the gov't ordering manufacturing plants to shut down between 1-3 days a week. That adds yet again to the backlog.

Same thing is happening in other nations, such as Vietnam, where a significant percentage of clothing is made.

On our end, we have a shortage of trucks, truckers, and longshoremen. As a result, the ships are stacking up outside the ports, and the ports are filling up with containers that haven't been picked up by the companies yet, because they can't get trucks or drivers. Once the storage space in the port fills up, the port has to stop unloading ships.

In the US, another major contributing factor is our deteriorating infrastructure. Instead of raising taxes to keep our ports, highways, airports, and railroads in good shape and up to date, we've chosen to let them age out and deteriorate. US ports have barely any automation, so it takes a whole lot longer to unload the ships. In the time an automated European port would unload 100 containers, the US ports will unload only six. Our antiquated infrastructure can't keep up with the demands placed on it, so things are backing up.

Then there's the container shortage. Since it's taking forever for the ships to get unloaded, and they're thus behind schedule to pick up the next shipment overseas, they can't wait around for empty containers to be loaded to return to the overseas ports. So China hasn't got enough containers to meet demand. Plus their ports are backed up with material waiting to shipped, except that the ships are still circling the Western ports waiting to be unloading.

It's just a global clusterfuck.

by Anonymousreply 233October 28, 2021 1:13 AM

R231, what city? I went to two in San Jose, CA and everything I saw was $1 (food, paper goods, Xmas giftwrap). Can't find the frozen blueberries with Bible verses on the bag and would be fine with paying an extra quarter for those (preferably without the religious stuff).

by Anonymousreply 234October 28, 2021 1:40 AM

R231 here, I’m in upstate NY.

by Anonymousreply 235October 28, 2021 1:46 AM

R233 And then there's this...

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by Anonymousreply 236October 28, 2021 1:55 AM

Those boats seem to be a tad over-loaded....

by Anonymousreply 237October 28, 2021 2:03 AM

Meanwhile, in Washington, DC, our political leaders are completely focused on the minutiae of their pet projects in the reconciliation bill, Americans be damned.

by Anonymousreply 238October 28, 2021 2:07 AM

R227 suffers from persecution complex. Is that you Chastain?

by Anonymousreply 239October 28, 2021 2:19 AM

R227 Well apparently the stores are out of vibrators?

by Anonymousreply 240October 28, 2021 2:53 AM

Harris and Bootygig are doing nothing and the Old Coot in the White House after 9 months is still talking about Trump!

by Anonymousreply 241October 28, 2021 3:11 AM

I was at the store tonight (Ralphs in Southern CA) and everything was normal, including all the aisles people are complaining about like pet food, paper products, etc. On the way home I also filled up on gas which was fucking $5.65 a gallon!!!!

by Anonymousreply 242October 28, 2021 9:16 AM

There’s no reason to think that the scarcity would be uniform at all times in every store in America. If a particular store currently has an abundance, grab what you can.

by Anonymousreply 243October 28, 2021 2:43 PM

Grocery store stocked to the gills today. No trouble finding anything.

by Anonymousreply 244October 28, 2021 6:51 PM

I wouldn't know anything about supermarkets.

by Anonymousreply 245October 28, 2021 6:56 PM

The toilet paper aisle at Target was nearly empty yesterday. It would appear people expect to be doing a lot of pooping during the upcoming holiday season and are stockpiling.

Later, I went to Ralphs. I'm glad I don't eat very much meat, The prices are crazy, especially beef.

by Anonymousreply 246October 28, 2021 7:06 PM

Yesterday several shelves in the paper products aisle of my local grocery were empty and there was zero white vinegar.

by Anonymousreply 247October 28, 2021 7:11 PM

R227 here. Still no shortage of anything here or within 150 miles. Checked with friends in CT, NoCal, AZ, FL and no shortages. Gas is fine. Nobody is hysterical about overloaded boats losing containers in storms or the “labor shortage.” Pay people decent salary & benefits, give them adequate, steady work hours & you’ll have plenty of people applying for a job.

Plenty of turkeys, stuffing, cranberries, potatoes. Not worried about Christmas because none of us needs presents. If people unionized, they’d get what Americans had in the 1950s and 1960s, but they’ve decided to be free and poor while driving Ford F150s, rather than prosperous with a social safety net. Ah well, good luck with your supply chain mania, yelling about one store being out of ink. (Try a Brother laser jet)

All is well.

by Anonymousreply 248October 28, 2021 7:19 PM

Plenty of turkeys here today at a decent price. Picked up enough for the family. No worries around here. If ya wait till the last minute, well you’ve been warned.

by Anonymousreply 249October 28, 2021 7:26 PM

If turkeys are sold out around Thanksgiving I will just order pizza.

by Anonymousreply 250October 28, 2021 8:26 PM

No turkeys or stuffing available yet in my local Aldi in CT, one pallet of paper towel and some napkins are displayed, otherwise paper products out of stock. I'd like to buy my turkey early this year because I'd like a 20lb+ one. Plenty of meat/veg/pantry items etc just seems to be paper products that are scarce around me.

by Anonymousreply 251October 28, 2021 8:38 PM

I already hoarded about a one-year supply of TP and paper towels over the past few months. I'm stockpiling kitty litter now. And building inventory of soap, toothpaste, dental floss, skin and hair care products, and a few other things that create a feeling of anxiety if I have to imagine living without them.

by Anonymousreply 252October 28, 2021 8:45 PM

Op, what is this snow you speak of? I haven't seen any in years. But I relocated to the southeast in 2019 but even before that snowfall was decreasing quite a lot.

by Anonymousreply 253October 28, 2021 8:47 PM

OP here. We're in the Rockies so yes, snow's coming and it's supposed to be heavy this winter.

by Anonymousreply 254October 29, 2021 2:44 AM

OP, I’m surprised you don’t spend winters in Zermatt with the Gliteratti!

by Anonymousreply 255October 29, 2021 3:11 AM

I can't afford to stockpile too much but I am going to pick up a paper towel, kleenex, cat litter, cat food, and TP tomorrow after I get paid.

by Anonymousreply 256October 29, 2021 3:18 AM

R218 if you have a lot space at home, buy staples like drinking water, paper products (toilet, face tissue, paper towel, napkins, disposable plates), detergent, aluminum foils....these things do not spoil and their prices increased steadily in the last 6 months.

by Anonymousreply 257October 29, 2021 3:20 AM

R248 and what about small business and restaurant owners who are unable to get the stock they need and can't rely on regular deliveries?

by Anonymousreply 258October 29, 2021 3:22 AM

[Quote]OP, I’m surprised you don’t spend winters in Zermatt with the Gliteratti!

Why when Aspen is so close? Plus we prefer Gstaad when we're in La Suisse.

by Anonymousreply 259October 29, 2021 3:44 AM

I have 734 rolls of tp! Bring on the shits!!!!

by Anonymousreply 260October 29, 2021 10:13 AM

I can’t find Swiss Fire Gel on Amazon. That’s a short fondue season!

by Anonymousreply 261October 29, 2021 11:53 AM

R261 I love my plug in fondue pot!

by Anonymousreply 262October 29, 2021 11:58 AM
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by Anonymousreply 263October 30, 2021 7:14 AM
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by Anonymousreply 264October 30, 2021 7:14 AM
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by Anonymousreply 265October 30, 2021 7:18 AM

So is this this still an alt-right conspiracy? I identify as a lefty, tell me what to think!

by Anonymousreply 266October 30, 2021 7:35 AM
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by Anonymousreply 267October 31, 2021 3:26 AM

I was shopping today (Ralphs, LA County) and there were no empty shelves anywhere. There were pallets full of merchandise ready to be loaded onto the shelves as soon as there was space.

by Anonymousreply 268October 31, 2021 7:15 AM

r268, are you gloating? It’s in poor taste when others are experiencing bare shelves.

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by Anonymousreply 270October 31, 2021 7:33 AM

No, I was just pointing out that there are no issues where I live. I believe some of the photos being posted are from spring 2020 to create news stories and hysteria.

by Anonymousreply 271October 31, 2021 7:33 AM

I checked those "empty shelves" photos, it seems to me they are mostly in the junk food aisles, instead of 20 different potato chips or fruit candies we used to see in the store, now there are only 3 or 4 available, yes it looks empty but I hardly call that a food shortage, if people have trouble buying salt, sugar, flour, rice...then we might have a real trouble.

by Anonymousreply 272October 31, 2021 9:28 AM

LA County? You mean a few mikes from the Long Beach Port? Christ , there are idiots on this thread.

by Anonymousreply 273October 31, 2021 10:00 AM

Not a shortage to be found here. Plenty of turkeys, pumpkin, cranberries, etc etc. Paper goods aisles completely stocked. Lots of shit paper. Tons of pasta. What’s the big hype about?

by Anonymousreply 274October 31, 2021 10:48 AM

R274, not everyone lives where you do, that's what.

by Anonymousreply 275October 31, 2021 2:16 PM

yes, there may not be a shortage where you live but lots of merchants are using this cargo crisis as an excuse to raise prices.

by Anonymousreply 276October 31, 2021 5:17 PM

I've noticed price increases but no shortages at all.

by Anonymousreply 277October 31, 2021 5:19 PM

Empty shelves trigger me.

by Anonymousreply 278October 31, 2021 5:24 PM

St Louis MO:

A 16 oz package of Oscar Mayer bacon: $11.49.

Gas $3.19/gallon

by Anonymousreply 279October 31, 2021 5:45 PM

I was forced to buy "full sheet" paper towels today rather than "select a size". Such hardship.

by Anonymousreply 280October 31, 2021 5:53 PM

R280, I'm probably the only person in the whole world who hates the "select-a-size" paper towels. Last time I found full size sheets available in a good quality brand (Bounty), I stocked up -- I fear they're going to stop making them eventually.

by Anonymousreply 281October 31, 2021 6:24 PM

[quote] I was forced to buy "full sheet" paper towels today rather than "select a size".

I buy select-a-size too, although I could make do with the full sheet. I ordered Bounty paper towels from my local store on Friday. With the shortages of consumer goods that is increasingly occurring across the country, the only size package that wasn’t out of stock was the 8 triple rolls select-a-size. I took it. I ordered toilet paper too, but the store was out of it. Fortunately, on Amazon I was able to purchase 24 mega rolls of Quilted Northern for delivery on Monday. They also had the 6 rolls available, but delivery was forecasted for that to be in several weeks. I’ve never assessed how much I use per month, so it’s not clear yet how much I’ll need to get through the crisis.

by Anonymousreply 282October 31, 2021 6:26 PM

Can I still get lube? That's all the matters.

by Anonymousreply 283October 31, 2021 6:30 PM

I get all my lube and sex toys from Amazon. It’s easier than buying in a store.

by Anonymousreply 284October 31, 2021 6:46 PM

What is the best lube? Should stay slick and not dry out, and be UNSCENTED.

by Anonymousreply 285October 31, 2021 6:56 PM

Strawberry Jelly is up to almost 5 dollars a jar which is just plain price gouging. It’s not like it is being affected by supply chain issues. It’s just jelly.

by Anonymousreply 286October 31, 2021 10:42 PM

R286 When the news media can't stop talking about the container shortage and the port delay, you know what that means to the manufacturers? Time to raise the price! These 24x7 supply chain talks are music to their ears, it's perfect time to raise the price, rake in big money, and not worry about being called price gouging, they can always blame it on the plastic/glass jar shortage, the rising transportation and labor cost... whether it's true or not, they just raised the price and blamed it on the supply chain, just like the media told you the supply chain is disrupted.

by Anonymousreply 287November 1, 2021 12:27 AM

r248 The F150s are a result of our ancient tax code. People buy them when their business has a surplus and the accountant tells them they can either buy an expensive flashy truck to drive every day or hand over all the money to the government.

It's distinctly American to see some empty shelves in a store or be unable to get the specific flavor of soup you like and start panicking. That said, I did go to target yesterday for an item and not only was it not there, the entire small aisle was empty. So I'll buy one off Amazon.

by Anonymousreply 288November 1, 2021 12:32 AM

Buddegieg or whatever the fuck his name is should do his fucking job now that maternity leave is over. He’s fucking useless.

by Anonymousreply 289November 1, 2021 2:24 AM

R289, I guess you didn’t see that his newborn son is sick and has been in the hospital. Or maybe you did and are just an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 290November 1, 2021 2:25 AM

Near empty TP shelves at Walmart and Target in northeast Ohio a few days ago. I bought some more just in case.

Surprisingly, I don't blame Biden for this. I blame him for other things, but not this.

by Anonymousreply 291November 1, 2021 2:30 AM

My two problems are the lack of Diet Dr Pepper and Salon Pas Lidocaine patches. There's an aspartame shortage and I was forced to scoop up the last few packages of Diet Coke at Safeway. The lidocaine shortage is even worse. With my terrible knees, those things keep me moving. Costco was completely out of them and unavailable online. I ordered a bunch from ebay priced at least $10 above normal price per box. I'm in the south Bay Area. Other than that, I see no shortages.

by Anonymousreply 292November 1, 2021 4:13 AM

Zermatt is not really a "jet set" resort it is a "sport chic" resort. Bourgeois sporty people. There are other more glittering and chic resorts in the region. Of course, nothing comparable to the blindingly bling bling glitterati in Kopaonik and Babin Zub!

by Anonymousreply 293November 1, 2021 4:29 AM

Maybe because of Halloween? But at the Meijer by me which is a huge midwest Supermarket chain (Peter Meijer is a state rep.) the paper product aisles were pretty bare and they are limiting how much you buy again. There were no plastic silverware, no paper bowls, and only a few stacks of paper plates when usually they have 3 long shelves full with all kinds of different brands. The kleenex, paper towel, and toilet paper were low too.

by Anonymousreply 294November 1, 2021 4:59 AM

^^ are you have issues with dairy products?

by Anonymousreply 295November 1, 2021 5:04 AM

r295 I did not buy milk yesterday but I don't think we are having a problem with a dairy shortage.

by Anonymousreply 296November 1, 2021 5:07 AM

R290 You are correct. I did not know. Maybe Pete should step aside until he can actually do his job.

by Anonymousreply 297November 1, 2021 5:09 AM

R295 Silicon Valley... My Safeway had nothing but the weird milk... Lactose free, fat free, etc.

by Anonymousreply 298November 1, 2021 5:56 AM

[quote] others are experiencing bare shelves.

Is this supposed to be taken seriously? As if it’s an actual problem, worth of deep respect and sympathy?

by Anonymousreply 299November 1, 2021 6:01 AM

[quote]LA County? You mean a few mikes from the Long Beach Port? Christ , there are idiots on this thread.

No need to be suck a fucking prick about things R273. You fucking cunt!

by Anonymousreply 300November 1, 2021 6:31 AM

I recently bought 240 rolls of toilet paper for myself and my husband. I really wish I hadn't felt the need to do that, but with all I've read online and seen on the news about supply chain issues, I felt I had to be prepared.

by Anonymousreply 301November 1, 2021 8:35 AM

[quote] There were no plastic silverware, no paper bowls, and only a few stacks of paper plates when usually they have 3 long shelves full with all kinds of different brands.

That’s good to know. I do use a lot of paper plates and plastic utensils. I usually only buy things right when I run out and only buy a normal amount, so I need to get in the mindset of buying in bulk, and quickly. I hoping there will be a lot of skeptics regarding the shortages and so fewer people to compete against.

by Anonymousreply 302November 1, 2021 8:44 AM

[quote] Surprisingly, I don't blame Biden for this. I blame him for other things, but not this.

That’s good. Don’t blame Biden for the supply chain problem that Buttigieg is responsible for. I’m seeing more and more how this is becoming a second Carter administration. Buttigieg has said there’s no hope for resolving the supply problem and it will last as long as the pandemic does.

by Anonymousreply 303November 1, 2021 8:48 AM

[quote] I do use a lot of paper plates and plastic utensils.


by Anonymousreply 304November 1, 2021 9:29 AM

Pete B should resign. He’s useless.

by Anonymousreply 305November 1, 2021 10:17 AM

Stop posting links to N.Y. Times articles. THEY ARE ALL PAYWALLED, you ignorami!

by Anonymousreply 306November 1, 2021 11:16 AM

The biggest question this thread raises is how much do you queens shit? Jesus Christ, how much toilet paper could one person use in a lifetime. I live in a two person household and I think I replace the roll once every couple of weeks. It would take me a decade to go through the toilet paper that R301 mentions buying.

Though, I don’t eat the type off food normally associated with paper plates and plastic flatware so maybe that’s where the difference lies.

by Anonymousreply 307November 1, 2021 2:12 PM

Just don’t wipe your ass. Simple solution.

by Anonymousreply 308November 1, 2021 2:56 PM

Bought a bread maker and tons of flour etc. for it. Making cornbread right now.

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by Anonymousreply 309November 1, 2021 3:00 PM

r308, there is satisfaction from acquiring adequate supplies now while there is still stock available, but knowing that people who don’t do that will be doing what you have stated adds to the satisfaction.

by Anonymousreply 310November 1, 2021 3:03 PM

R310 must be a psychologist because they have just perfectly described the psychopathy behind panic buying.

by Anonymousreply 311November 1, 2021 3:21 PM

[quote] [R289], I guess you didn’t see that his newborn son is sick and has been in the hospital. Or maybe you did and are just an asshole.

Not the poster you are responding to, but, in regards to what’s going on nationwide with these challenges, it is clear that Pete Buttigieg has personal issues that need addressing.

He has already taken 2 MONTHS off and as you clearly state his son is in the hospital. No one wishes this to be the case.

Yet, he oversees the national department that is struggling. It appears that he has too much on his plate. It is not the fault of the taxpayers that he chose to adopt and needs time off. The taxpayers should not be paying a federal employee to take months off, months into a new job whose priority is his new family (and going on FOX, CNN, MSMBC, The View and promoting his film.)

Buttigieg needs to step down. He can be replaced by someone whose attention is FOCUSED on the Department of Transportation and can be effective in the position.

by Anonymousreply 312November 1, 2021 3:21 PM

Pete is an embarrassment. He definitely needs to go.

by Anonymousreply 313November 1, 2021 3:50 PM

Thanks, Biden!

by Anonymousreply 314November 1, 2021 3:52 PM

The average person uses 100 rolls of TP per year, or 2 rolls per week.

Two people using one roll every 14 days is so far from average I have trouble believing it's true.

by Anonymousreply 315November 1, 2021 3:55 PM

if you're a guy you don't use that much

by Anonymousreply 316November 1, 2021 3:58 PM

Jesus Christ people. Don’t wipe after every shit. You don’t need to. Save our trees!

by Anonymousreply 317November 1, 2021 4:09 PM

Just buy a bidet.

Problem solved.

by Anonymousreply 318November 1, 2021 4:10 PM

R315, I shit once a day. There are 150 sheets on the average roll. At a rate of two rolls per week I would be using 42 sheets, or FOURTEEN FEET, of toilet paper to wipe my ass. Let’s be generous and say you go twice a day, but still, eight feet per go?

It just doesn’t compute.

by Anonymousreply 319November 1, 2021 4:10 PM

I never paid attention. When it runs out I get a new roll.

by Anonymousreply 320November 1, 2021 5:00 PM

Trader Joe's has been out of some products for weeks. Each time I ask management when the items will be in, they reply next week.

by Anonymousreply 321November 1, 2021 5:14 PM

There seems to be a concerted effort from trolls on here to somehow blame Buttigieg for world-wide supply chain issues he didn't cause and can't fix, and to take advantage of misogyny and homophobia regarding his taking parental leave as a gay male. I think people are scared of him in 2024 and are trying to sully him now.

by Anonymousreply 322November 1, 2021 5:16 PM

I visit a North Dallas WM at least weekly, and there are a few things in short supply -- very random stuff -- but certainly not whole rows of shelves bare. Staples like OP mentioned do not seem to be in short supply at all.

by Anonymousreply 323November 1, 2021 5:24 PM

[quote] There seems to be a concerted effort from trolls on here to somehow blame Buttigieg for world-wide supply chain issues he didn't cause and can't fix, and to take advantage of misogyny and homophobia regarding his taking parental leave as a gay male.

1) Not a concerted effort: there are many that are awakening to what Buttigieg is about.

2) Not trolls: individuals have the ability to express their options ....believe it or not, even if they disagree with yours, R322.

3) Worldwide supply issues are solely not the responsibility of Pete Buttigieg: yet, his job is. He does not seem to be doing much of his job when he takes months off after only being in his position for a few months. If any other individual did this, they would be called out for this as well. This has nothing to do with his gayness. So placing this at the feet of his orientation is merely an excuse.

4) Paid parental leave in the USA is sorely needed. Yet Buttigieg manages to come under the ire now of many women I have spoken with. Taking months off after adopting when working women who birth the infant and may have post-birth complications - as well as breastfeeding issues- cannot get that much time off, sends up huge red flags. Given that the department Pete heads is currently struggling, the leave was taken surreptitiously, and that we are in the middle of a pandemic when many are very challenged comes across as extremely tone deaf and the height of arrogance.

5) Buttigieg then continues to gallivant around on tv shows, promoting his film, traveling and posting on social media.

6) Add to that, what are his actual political accomplishments?

No wonder he has inflamed many.

by Anonymousreply 324November 1, 2021 5:55 PM

R322, yes, I'm scared that the immensely beloved Buttigieg will steal the thunder from that other shoo-in candidate, Bill De Blasio. It's neck and neck -- who will take the nomination?

by Anonymousreply 325November 1, 2021 6:41 PM

I'd estimate a roll of toilet paper lasts me about 3 - 4 weeks.

by Anonymousreply 326November 1, 2021 7:21 PM

Rut roh! I made a big doo doo and have no tp!!!

by Anonymousreply 327November 1, 2021 9:05 PM

1 roll = 1 week. I tracked it in spring 2020 when it was sold out for months because I had no idea.

by Anonymousreply 328November 1, 2021 9:07 PM

Empty supermarkets!

Lotsa boats!

Gas prices up!

Omg, we’re doomed!


by Anonymousreply 329November 1, 2021 9:12 PM

2 rolls per week? How can you be gay men? Half my dumps require 2 sheets, for 1 wipe. I can see there's nothing on the paper at all! What is wrong with your innards? What are you eating?

by Anonymousreply 330November 2, 2021 2:01 AM

What most people don’t realize is how many different things go into making something. In food or manufacturing, there may be some type of thing, either an ingredient or something used to make the product, that is relatively a very small thing, but is essential to making the product. If that essential thing is not there, then no product. So a lot of products may look simple and basic and thus not be affected by the supply chain problem, but they have some piece dependent on a Chinese supplier.

by Anonymousreply 331November 2, 2021 4:21 AM

One local restaurant has not been able to obtain the mix for Thai iced tea recently.

by Anonymousreply 332November 2, 2021 1:33 PM

R332- Your post belongs in the underwhelm me thread 🧵.

by Anonymousreply 333November 2, 2021 2:17 PM

Thanks to my frugal New England Yankee upbringing, I’m resourceful and not picky. The bare spots on the shelves don’t scare me, and challenge my creativity.

I imagine the emptiness scares affluent people who are accustomed to, and feel entitled to, plenty.

by Anonymousreply 334November 2, 2021 3:35 PM

some of you are disgusting cunts, don't wipe after pooping?! Are you sure you ain't living in a barn?

by Anonymousreply 335November 2, 2021 10:25 PM

We're here to alert each other so we can beat the heteros to all the good stuff before winter drops on us.

by Anonymousreply 336November 2, 2021 10:35 PM

[quote]some of you are disgusting cunts, don't wipe after pooping?!

Black men don’t wipe because they believe it’s “gay”.

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by Anonymousreply 337November 2, 2021 10:43 PM

Bidet, people.

Use the bidet.

by Anonymousreply 338November 2, 2021 10:44 PM

OMG! The shelves are full! This is nothing like the 1970s when I was poor and we didn’t have enough money for food and heating oil. We were very skinny because we were poor, so we were cold. We cut back on food in winter to we wouldn’t be so cold but we got skinnier which made us even colder. Well, at least our food was fresh & mostly unprocessed. The average supermarket was 1/5 the size of a supermarket today. Full shelves in giant supermarkets is plenty. It’s too much. We have way too much. We throw fresh food away because we can’t sell it. And people are screaming there’s a problem. Yeah, there a problem. We’re drowning in leftovers from all the garbage we buy and all the garbage we don’t buy.

by Anonymousreply 339November 3, 2021 3:46 AM

Cargo thefts jump more than 40% along the West Coast because ports are unable to guard the mountain of containers yet to be unloaded due to supply backlog

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by Anonymousreply 340November 3, 2021 4:43 AM

The crouton aisle was EMPTY today. WTF? That was weird.

by Anonymousreply 341November 3, 2021 6:17 AM

R290 you mean sick and in the hospital surrounded by nurses and doctors 24/7

by Anonymousreply 342November 3, 2021 6:25 AM

Due to the rubber shortage, I'm stocking up on condoms--magnums, of course.

by Anonymousreply 343November 3, 2021 7:32 AM

Apple slashes iPad production in half, reroutes chips to iPhones: report

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by Anonymousreply 344November 3, 2021 7:40 AM

Prices of oreo cookies are going up. some chocolates as well.

by Anonymousreply 345November 3, 2021 2:53 PM

My local Chinese restaurant charges 10% cents extra now to cover costs. Also my Thai take out forces a tip. It’s required now for take out. Take out is expensive now.

by Anonymousreply 346November 3, 2021 3:02 PM

“There are so many containers stacked up in the port that they can't unload a ship,” Petersen told Morning Edition. “And if they can't unload the ship, well, then they can't haul away containers because the containers need to go onto the ship in the slot where they unloaded the last one. And it's the same on the land side where there are so many containers stacked up in the port that it's really limiting their ability to receive returned [empty] containers. And if the truck driver can't take that container off of his trailer, well, then the trailer is not free in order to haul a [full] container away. And so on both sides, land and sea, you have this vicious cycle happening where you can't clear the traffic jam because of the traffic jam.” [This is such a long quote, trim somewhere in the middle?]

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by Anonymousreply 347November 3, 2021 3:57 PM

I finally saw someone interviewed last night who hasn't gotten a lot of his inventory for a music store. When asked if he would be lowering his prices when things got back to normal he replied, "I don't know anyone in business that has ever lowered their prices, these prices are here to stay"

by Anonymousreply 348November 3, 2021 4:01 PM

My grocery store spreads items out now. It’s displaying boxes vertically and in rows, they display, for example—the same type of Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese across the shelf. They’re getting creative with how they display things.

by Anonymousreply 349November 3, 2021 4:26 PM

*It’s NO LONGER displaying boxes vertically and in rows

by Anonymousreply 350November 3, 2021 4:27 PM

No shortage of bacon yesterday at my suburban DC supermarket. But every brand was at least $7.99 a pound (turkey bacon at least $4.99). It's CRAZY!!!

by Anonymousreply 351November 3, 2021 5:01 PM

I live in a rural area and there is a shortage of crackers. I tried the supermarkets and Walmart. The holidays are coming and I am sure other things are going to start being in short supply. Time to go out and stock up again.

by Anonymousreply 352November 3, 2021 6:57 PM

R352, few crackers in my urban neighborhood either -- lots of Ritz, but not much else (soda crackers, Triscuits, etc.). When I worked in retail long ago, various middlemen distributors handled certain categories or brands -- assuming that's still the case, if one of those guys runs into problems with ships and/or trucks, it means that no one has access to whatever he's handling. Somewhere, there's a harbor clogged with ships full of saltines and no trucks in the parking lots to unload them onto.

by Anonymousreply 353November 3, 2021 8:51 PM

No fritos at my Meijer the last few weeks. They have the chili cheese kind but no regular or Scoops.

by Anonymousreply 354November 3, 2021 9:27 PM

Try buying a turkey in the grocery stores!

by Anonymousreply 355November 3, 2021 10:06 PM

It's immoral to eat turkeys -- now is as good a time as any to stop!

by Anonymousreply 356November 3, 2021 10:12 PM

More than a quarter of my Kroger pickup order was out of stock today, which certainly cut the bill considerably. They said try again in a week or so.

by Anonymousreply 357November 4, 2021 8:07 AM

I was just at Ralphs an hour ago (owned by Kroger) and things were overflowing, beyond fully stocked with pallets of extra inventory in the aisles. Tons of giant frozen turkeys at $1.99 a pound. I was surprised to see how different things were compared to what so many on this thread are experiencing.

by Anonymousreply 358November 4, 2021 8:14 AM

^^ LA County

by Anonymousreply 359November 4, 2021 8:15 AM

[quote] Prices of oreo cookies are going up. some chocolates as well.

Good. Maybe your fat ass will finally lose some weight.

by Anonymousreply 360November 4, 2021 10:49 AM

For Christ’s sake, stop with the “pallets” shit.

by Anonymousreply 361November 4, 2021 10:50 AM

[quote] Due to the rubber shortage, I'm stocking up on condoms--magnums, of course.

Get lost, breeder!

by Anonymousreply 362November 4, 2021 10:51 AM

4 turkeys are in my freezer. Jealous, bitches??????

by Anonymousreply 363November 4, 2021 11:25 AM

Local Tom Thumb (Plano) filled with everything except some shortage of TP, although still had several packages of all major brands available. Plenty of meats and fresh veggies, and like R358 stocked to overflowing with turkeys.

by Anonymousreply 364November 4, 2021 11:30 AM

[quote] Due to the rubber shortage, I'm stocking up on condoms--magnums, of course.

I buy the 36 count value pack from Amazon, but not for personal wear. I always wrap my eye-poppingly large dildos with a condom before use. It makes it easy to clean up afterward. I should get the XL, but they are more expensive. I just stretch the regular Magnum.

by Anonymousreply 365November 4, 2021 11:44 AM

R365 reads like a gay "Hints From Heloise" column.

by Anonymousreply 366November 4, 2021 3:08 PM

R365 has a blown out hole.

by Anonymousreply 367November 4, 2021 3:12 PM

One important thing about buying from Amazon, you could be buying stolen goods. The widespread shoplifting from drugstores and chain stores all over the country is an organized crime...

That's according Ben Dugan, the director of organized retail crime and corporate investigations at CVS Health. On Tuesday, he testified alongside fellow retailers at a Senate judiciary committee hearing to discuss the illegal sales of stolen and counterfeit goods online.

it's an issue Dugan has personally investigated for over 30 years - and he said it's only getting worse due to the lack of regulation surrounding online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay.

"The ease with which online sellers can open and close their sites, essentially undetected, is directly related to this increase in criminal activity in our stores," he told legislators, adding that an estimated $500 billion in illicit stolen and counterfeit goods are sold on third-party marketplaces like Amazon each year.

"Let me just be clear about what organized retail crime is not. It is not everyday shoplifting," Dugan told the committee. "It is not individuals committing singular opportunistic thefts for personal reasons. It is organized, it is sophisticated, and it is massive in scale."

He said these complex crime rings often begin with a "booster" who steals from stores directly or recruits others to steal for them. The use of a weapon or physical violence during these thefts has more than doubled in the last year and a half, Dugan added.

The booster then delivers the haul to a "fence" who collects and transports the stolen goods to a consolidation site such as a warehouse.

From there, "the stolen goods can be sold directly online to unsuspecting customers, to other third-party sellers (some of whom know the goods are stolen or counterfeit) or distributed to the marketplaces themselves to fulfill orders," he explained.

Crimes like these cost retailers an estimated $45 billion in losses each year, according to the The Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail.

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by Anonymousreply 368November 4, 2021 3:41 PM

Fully stocked shelves here. TP. Paper towels. Food, drink. Cat food. Treats.

Those of you who can’t find paper towels….I have heard of these things called “dishtowels” and “cloths.” I hear you can wash, dry and reuse them. Maybe try to find some in your blighted communities? Or online….but you might have to wait more than 2 days to get some. Is that ok? Or are you up to your waists in grease and offal?

by Anonymousreply 369November 4, 2021 5:29 PM

R369, there are people on this thread who admit to eating with plastic flatware off of paper plates so your advice to look into dish towels is a bit of pearls before swine.

by Anonymousreply 370November 4, 2021 5:55 PM

Clearwater FL today: grocery store is chock full. Also, Utz Special Dark pretzels are back.

by Anonymousreply 371November 4, 2021 7:28 PM

Really bare shelves at my grocery store. Pet food is practically gone, entirely.

by Anonymousreply 372November 4, 2021 8:03 PM

I had to go to 3 stores to find ricotta cheese to make lasagna. I was so pissed, but my lasagna was excellent (crock pot recipe from NYTcooking).

by Anonymousreply 373November 4, 2021 8:06 PM

How are people going to have a Thanksgiving and Christmas the way things are looking.

by Anonymousreply 374November 4, 2021 8:06 PM

R374: Welcome to my world!

by Anonymousreply 375November 4, 2021 8:10 PM

My mother taught me that when I get hungry I should suck on an ice cube.

by Anonymousreply 376November 4, 2021 8:13 PM

[quote] How are people going to have a Thanksgiving and Christmas the way things are looking.

Doesn’t seem like it, R374.

Buttigieg states this will be around for some time; though he’s just fresh off returning to his job MONTHS after being off and making the rounds on the teevee talk circuit.

by Anonymousreply 377November 4, 2021 8:13 PM

R377, what do you suggest he do? He's not a truck driver or a stevedore.

by Anonymousreply 378November 4, 2021 8:31 PM

[quote] [R377], what do you suggest he do?

His job.

by Anonymousreply 379November 4, 2021 8:51 PM

Pete is a failure and should resign.

by Anonymousreply 380November 4, 2021 8:56 PM

He is definitely not a robot, which is disappointing. He’s definitely not presidential material. We’ll be in WWIII and he’ll vanish for months.

by Anonymousreply 381November 4, 2021 9:53 PM

[quote]For Christ’s sake, stop with the “pallets” shit.

Huh R361? What is "pallet shit"? Yes the store where I shop had extra pallets of merchandise parked in the aisles and at endcaps ready to load onto shelves which were already full. Sorry that angers you!

by Anonymousreply 382November 4, 2021 10:33 PM

A little gloating about stores in your area being fully stocked is okay, but excessive gloating is obnoxious.

by Anonymousreply 383November 4, 2021 10:37 PM

Posting an accurate portrayal of what I saw on a particular day in the store where I shopped was not "gloating". It was just stating facts. Sorry you're so unhappy R383 et al.

by Anonymousreply 384November 4, 2021 10:43 PM

[quote] Posting an accurate portrayal of what I saw on a particular day in the store where I shopped was not "gloating". It was just stating facts. Sorry you're so unhappy [R383] et al.

I am also seeing primarily stocked stores, but I agree with R383.

There is a way to state that our area is not quite as troubled as others without gloating.

by Anonymousreply 385November 4, 2021 10:53 PM

What is this, communist Russia?!

by Anonymousreply 386November 4, 2021 10:54 PM

I went to Costco today. They had plenty of plastic dinner ware. No diet sodas, and the only toilet paper was the inferior house brand.

by Anonymousreply 387November 4, 2021 11:12 PM

[quote] What is this, communist Russia?!

Yes comrade. We are supporting the oligarchy. When the oligarchs deign to take personal time off (after “adopting”), we are required to continue to support them. Of course, that means we may suffer by not getting those items we wish, but sadly, we will have to suck it up for the good of the country....and for those politicians that get special privileges that we, as a populace, do not.

by Anonymousreply 388November 5, 2021 2:19 AM

My groccery store was fully stocked.

by Anonymousreply 389November 5, 2021 2:41 AM

And your post came across as cunty R385 and you love to add things that aren't there. That is typical cunty behavior.

by Anonymousreply 390November 5, 2021 8:44 AM

Be careful about buying food from Amazon. During quarantine I bought some boxes of Kraft macaroni & cheese and they had bugs in them. YIKES

by Anonymousreply 391November 5, 2021 8:47 AM

[quote] And your post came across as cunty [R385] and you love to add things that aren't there. That is typical cunty behavior.

Not the poster you are replying to, but you clearly have some projection (and other) issues. You insist on telling others they are “unhappy” and “you love to add things that aren’t there”. Look in the mirror and get a clue, R390.

And cease the name-calling. You come across as exceedingly juvenile.

by Anonymousreply 392November 5, 2021 1:12 PM

you're a fat whore

by Anonymousreply 393November 5, 2021 1:13 PM

Cease name calling on Datalounge R392? You are hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 394November 5, 2021 8:13 PM

I command you all to be civil!

by Anonymousreply 395November 5, 2021 8:14 PM

R392 has been triggered and has stated her boundaries!

by Anonymousreply 396November 5, 2021 8:15 PM

Went shopping today. Nothing out of stock.

by Anonymousreply 397November 5, 2021 10:12 PM

R348 be glad that Biden and Bootypig are not here to stay

by Anonymousreply 398November 5, 2021 10:16 PM

[quote] Went shopping today. Nothing out of stock.

You should provide the location so that others can benefit from finding a store with sufficient goods.

by Anonymousreply 399November 5, 2021 10:21 PM

Still having some trouble getting Gatorade delivered, even though the weather is cooling off. In July, some stores were all out, now finding limited supply.

by Anonymousreply 400November 6, 2021 2:07 AM

I would post the location of my store R399 but people will accuse me of gloating.

by Anonymousreply 401November 6, 2021 2:09 AM

^^not R397, btw. But I had the same experience as R397 (no inventory issues).

by Anonymousreply 402November 6, 2021 2:17 AM

[quote] I would post the location of my store [R399] but people will accuse me of gloating.

Providing a service by letting people know where supplies can be found is obviously not the same as just gloating that you have all you need.

by Anonymousreply 403November 6, 2021 3:12 AM

R339 is correct. We do have too much and it is dysfunctional. Nobody needs ginormous supermarkets with perma-packed shelves, the waste is enormous. People are going hungry and huge amounts of food are being discarded because of this practice, which is done because of nightmare customers such as those commenting in this thread.

Having said that, just for fun and to piss off all the “StoP GLoATinG1!2!!!1” losers, my local supermarkets / grocery stores (I go to about 5 depending) all have everything I want, and I haven’t noticed any change from usual.

by Anonymousreply 404November 6, 2021 5:36 PM

More and more empty shelves.

by Anonymousreply 405November 6, 2021 5:39 PM

I want my crème brûlée!

by Anonymousreply 406November 6, 2021 5:47 PM

Something that doesn't get discussed much is that even what's considered a mild case of Covid (one that doesn't require hospitalization) can make somebody too sick to work for a couple of weeks. If you've got constant waves of outbreaks going on, that's a lot of the workforce out of commission and it all adds up. Especially in agriculture, where if you don't have workers present at crucial times in the cycle a lot of product is going to go to waste.

by Anonymousreply 407November 6, 2021 6:04 PM

No issues here in two grocery stores yesterday. Tampa bay.

by Anonymousreply 408November 6, 2021 6:11 PM

I'm in the midwest-grocery shelves well stocked yesterday-hope it continues. And stopped at a Ace Hardware store- plenty there too-plus lots of Christmas lights, wreathes, etc.

by Anonymousreply 409November 6, 2021 6:36 PM

Yes, Ace also. Fully stocked.

by Anonymousreply 410November 6, 2021 6:38 PM

I’ve read that Black Friday may be affected by the supply chain crisis, and shopping gurus are advising people to grab the early November specials and not wait until stuff sells out.

by Anonymousreply 411November 6, 2021 6:40 PM

r409, r410, did you see the helpful hardware man, by any chance? Was he hot?

by Anonymousreply 412November 6, 2021 6:42 PM

the stores are already offering black friday deals.

by Anonymousreply 413November 6, 2021 8:38 PM

[quote] I’ve read that Black Friday may be affected by the supply chain crisis, and shopping gurus are advising people to grab the early November specials

What a surprise. Shopping gurus urging people to shop NOW.

Reminds me of how every January the local real estate people advise people to shop NOW for their summer rentals because they’re going like hot cakes and will be gone by spring. Then…in spring….they advise everyone to snap up the few rentals left for summer because they won’t last.

In June, the realtors then announce that, surprisingly, a few rentals are left because some people decided to summer in Europe instead. But book NOW before these surprise rentals are gone.

In July, realtors announce the best time to rent here is in the fall. The summer crowds and traffic are gone, things are more relaxed and the smart people discovered it’s less money to rent a great place in September and October, when brisk walks on the beach are healthy & uncrowded . But book NOW before everyone else finds out.

Then, in September, realtors let you know about the real secret ….you know what’s the best bargain of all? Beach holidays here on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years! That’s why so many beach houses have fireplaces! So the owners can relax before a cracking fire around a Thanksgiving table fairly creaking with roasted victuals and dreamy pumpkin spiced desserts. And Santa can come down that chimney on Christmas Eve …. just sweep up those glowing ashes and spritz with water so the jolly old elf can scoot into your rental living room and drop off his gifts. You can live like the owner of a beachfront home by having your holiday season here, for significantly less money than that spent by the frou-frou summer tourists. On NYE you can invite friends to stay at your 8 BR rental for an overnight party to see in the New Year, culminated by a walk on the beach for a healthy 2022. They can ride back to the city without any crazy tourist traffic …. what an unbeatable holiday experience.

But book NOW for this idyllic holiday season.

by Anonymousreply 414November 6, 2021 9:43 PM

r414, so you’re saying with an excessive number of words that you don’t care if things sell out. You only needed a sentence.

by Anonymousreply 415November 6, 2021 9:47 PM

I’ve been to both my local Aldi and H‑E‑B (Houston) and both were fully stocked. Aldi was out of heavy cream, but all other dairy in full supply - some even on sale.

by Anonymousreply 416November 6, 2021 9:51 PM

I did a grocery pickup today from both Meijer and Kroger and there was just a small, regular number of things out of stock. That’s a positive sign. I’m still going to keep a larger inventory of groceries at home than I used to do, given the situation.

by Anonymousreply 417November 6, 2021 9:57 PM

Still overstocked shelves and aisles here in Southern CA as of last night.

by Anonymousreply 418November 6, 2021 9:58 PM

[quote] Also my Thai take out forces a tip. It’s required now for take out. Take out is expensive now.

I know. Cheap ass Russian trolls can’t afford to take food out anymore because they refuse to tip.

by Anonymousreply 419November 6, 2021 9:59 PM

[quote] the stores are already offering black friday deals

They started offering Black Friday deals back in July.

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by Anonymousreply 420November 6, 2021 10:03 PM

Then Black Friday told everyone what to buy in September

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by Anonymousreply 421November 6, 2021 10:06 PM

Then there was Black Friday in October

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by Anonymousreply 422November 6, 2021 10:08 PM

There were some who had Black Friday in June

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by Anonymousreply 423November 6, 2021 10:10 PM

But don’t worry, Balck Friday will continue in December

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by Anonymousreply 424November 6, 2021 10:13 PM

I wouldn’t worry about Black Friday since it’s now a 12 month thing. Also, prices mostly get raised on Black Friday, so I’d skip the whole farce and just buy stuff as needed. Don’t forget the after-Christmas sales & the post-Super Bowl sales on TVs, etc. And remember….Donald Trump is still president, so we’re all still enjoying the Blazing Trump Economy. It’s Christmas 365 days a year now.

by Anonymousreply 425November 6, 2021 10:22 PM

I found a recipe from a French chef on youtube for turkey gravy that looks great. you need several turkey necks and giblets. I have called every supermarket and they said for some reason they are not getting them this year. Aldi's has Butterball turkeys for 87¢a lb. and were restocking them as they sold. Walmart had Butterball turkey breasts for $2.29 a lb. and they were almost out.

by Anonymousreply 426November 6, 2021 10:36 PM

Was at Macys Thursday at the Garden State Mall in Paramus and found size and color selection limited in my size M/L in robes, shirts and pants and was only able to purchase 1 0f 4 items I was looking for: sneakers.

by Anonymousreply 427November 6, 2021 10:54 PM

[quote] Also, prices mostly get raised on Black Friday

Another good reason besides the supply problem to grab what you want early.

by Anonymousreply 428November 7, 2021 12:07 AM

Fyi, I had items on a Kroger pickup order that I was charged for but I didn’t receive them. I called the customer service number and during the automated part of the phone call, their system thought I was calling to complain about items being out of stock. The voice apologized and credited $10 to my account to make me feel better. If you use Kroger pickup you might try this to get $10 for your trouble,

by Anonymousreply 429November 7, 2021 12:13 AM

They were out of pinto beans at my grocery store. Completely out of stock.

by Anonymousreply 430November 7, 2021 5:57 PM

OP here. Yesterday I stopped in at Walmart in the Denver area and things are looking considerably better in terms if food. The milk fridge looked normal after a few months of next to nothing, pasta is back on the shelves, coffee back in good supply, cracker shelves full.

The prices are up though.

I noticed electrical items from phone charges to coffee makers are in short supply.so I purchased the 2 last chargers.

Amazon has been out if stock for some time re particular socks, underwear and shirts I like to buy.

Overall things looking better here.

by Anonymousreply 431November 7, 2021 10:16 PM

^^ however I searched for dog food in 3 different stores with no luck. My dog is going to have to get used to a different brand.

by Anonymousreply 432November 7, 2021 10:21 PM

Funny you should mention underwear. R431, as I ran across that at Amazon recently myself.

by Anonymousreply 433November 7, 2021 10:40 PM

Wtf Walmart?

I was ordering some stuff when I saw the Friskies catnip treats were $5.33. I said, “I only want the small size, like I ordered 2 weeks ago.” I looked for & couldnt find the small size

[bold] because the $5.33 WAS THE SMALL SIZE, 2 ounces. WTf? [/bold]

$5.33 for 2 Oz cat treats?

I checked chewy.com. 6 Oz of the same treats are $2.99.

I said, “Wait…I usually pay about $1.58 for the 2 Oz. What did I pay when I last ordered from Walmart? Because….. I thought I bought the 6 Oz size, but my husband said only the 2oz size came in the delivery.”

I looked at my history & had paid $3.98 for the 2 Oz size 2 weeks ago!

What the fuck Walmart?

I didn’t even look at the size. When I paid almost $4 I figured I must’ve bought the largest size. It was the smallest size. And chewy is selling 3x more cat treats for almost half the price Walmart’s smallest size.

Fuck Walmart. I’m done with them.

by Anonymousreply 434November 7, 2021 11:00 PM

Get rid of your stupid cats people.

by Anonymousreply 435November 7, 2021 11:28 PM

FF’d ^.

by Anonymousreply 436November 7, 2021 11:30 PM

My cats are smart. Therefore, I can keep them.

by Anonymousreply 437November 8, 2021 12:55 AM

And yet even during the worst of the pandemic hoarding, not once did I see a shortage of beer, Coca-Cola or Pepsi products. What's up with that?

by Anonymousreply 438November 8, 2021 1:04 AM

Actually there was a huge shortage of Diet Coke in spring of 2020. I don't drink it but remember the big empty space on the shelves and news stories about it.

by Anonymousreply 439November 8, 2021 1:06 AM

Vitamin shelves are bare.

by Anonymousreply 440November 8, 2021 1:10 AM

[quote] remember the big empty space on the shelves and news stories about it.

I don’t.

by Anonymousreply 441November 8, 2021 2:20 AM

[quote] Vitamin shelves are bare.

That reminded me to stock up on Vitamin D, which my doctor prescribed for me to take 10k IU a day. Target has a good price for it on their store brand.

by Anonymousreply 442November 8, 2021 4:11 AM

Just came from Vons (LA County) and there were no shortages of anything.

by Anonymousreply 443November 8, 2021 5:57 AM

I bought the last of the McCormick Taco Seasoning at my local WalMart yesterday. They were low on chips, too. Prices were way up on almost everything. They had lots of eggs, but I had to be careful because most of the egg packages had broken eggs. Broken eggs has been a real issue this entire pandemic.

by Anonymousreply 444November 9, 2021 3:15 AM

Lots of empty shelves in my TJ’s today. Got the last box of Apple Cider donuts.

by Anonymousreply 445November 9, 2021 3:33 AM

Funny, I just got back Trader Joe’s. I bought apple cider donuts, too. There were plenty. I saw gingerbread creme cookies but forgot to pick them up.

Didn’t seem to be anything missing except the usual “we’re not out of it, Trader Joe’s just doesn’t stock it anymore” situation. I notice they stopped stocking Korean scallion pancakes.

by Anonymousreply 446November 9, 2021 8:08 PM

Was at Trader Joe's earlier today, where I didn't notice any glaring gaps in the shelves either. Perhaps they were efficient at disguising anything unavailable? Speaking of things Korean, as a coincidence I decided to pick up a box of frozen kimchi soup on a whim.

by Anonymousreply 447November 9, 2021 8:34 PM

Yeah, this appears to be a chimera. Anther visit to s bunch of stores today, nothing lacking.

by Anonymousreply 448November 9, 2021 9:45 PM

s=a. Typing is the bane of life,.

by Anonymousreply 449November 9, 2021 9:48 PM

Happily, I haven't had any trouble this year finding baking ingredients and dried legumes. The preppers seem to have learned their lesson about stockpiling stuff they have no idea what to do with.

by Anonymousreply 450November 9, 2021 10:26 PM

There's a subreddit (r/Shortages) on this topic.

It's a global problem, it varies by region, supply chain experts are saying it'll probably last until early 2023. Companies are shifting their manufacturing to other areas or expanding it to other parts of the globe as a result of learning the hard way that putting all their eggs in China's basket is a huge fail when there's a global supply chain crisis.

In the US, our decades-long failure to invest in infrastructure upgrades is a major contributor to our supply issues. Our ports are decades behind in terms of current technology. Since the party of No New Taxes has refused to invest in America, now that we're faced with a backup of tens of thousands of containers to unload, there's no way we can do it fast enough to resolve the backlog in any reasonable amount of time. If we'd upgraded our ports like other first-world nations have done, we'd be in much better shape.

One of the things in short supply in many parts of the US is wet cat food. Turns out there's a few reasons for that. One is that metal cans are in short supply. Another is that the supplemental nutrients that have to be added to the food are primarily sourced from China. At least one small pet food company ended up going out of business due to the supply crisis making it impossible for them to continue manufacturing pet food.

There's a lot of shortages in terms of packaging. It's why Gatorade and Pepsi have been in short supply in many areas. It's causing problems for restaurants who are running out of takeout containers, disposable cups, and other basic supplies.

Not only are we short of truck drivers, we're short of semi trucks and the parts needed to keep them running.

Most concerning are the shortages of certain essential drugs and medical supplies. Hospitals are having problems again sourcing necessary disposable medical supplies. The FDA lists drugs that are currently in short supply in the US.

So this shouldn't be flippantly dismissed as merely a situation where people can't get their preferred flavor of coffee creamer. It's serious.

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by Anonymousreply 451November 10, 2021 12:28 AM

Black Friday already here.

by Anonymousreply 452November 10, 2021 12:56 AM

[quote]One of the things in short supply in many parts of the US is wet cat food.

YES! Big time. Everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 453November 10, 2021 12:59 AM

The only consistent shortages I’ve noticed for a few weeks are certain varieties of Fancy Feast, my finicky feline’s favorite flavors, and Preparation H butt wipes.

by Anonymousreply 454November 10, 2021 2:36 AM

Whatever evil masterminds are behind these shortages are pissing off the wrong powers that be. Cats make bad enemies....

by Anonymousreply 455November 10, 2021 2:47 AM

I just heard yesterday that there is a shortage of aluminum, so anything made of aluminum....

by Anonymousreply 456November 10, 2021 3:03 AM

[quote]I just heard yesterday that there is a shortage of aluminum, so anything made of aluminum....

What will I store my left-over gerflügenblügen in?

by Anonymousreply 457November 10, 2021 3:21 AM

My local supermarket raised the price of Fancy Feast from .79 to $1.29 per can and they were out of a lot of varieties. I’m ashamed to admit I’ve started hoarding anywhere I can find it at a reasonable price. I don’t care about me but my cat is fussy and he needs his FF.

by Anonymousreply 458November 10, 2021 3:26 AM

I went to Krogers today. Lots of empty shelves. They had 2 bags of 20 pounds cat litter and I snapped them up..I got the last box of Kroger brand powder dish detergent. They were 100 percent out of squeeze butter. Cat Food Canned Food is bare and empty..No cinnamon rolls....I am in Columbus and our Covid is out of control and we have mandatory masks here--which Kroger does not enforce ---and lots of Trump Cult Members walk around maskless and oblivious to viruses.

by Anonymousreply 459November 10, 2021 3:42 AM

[quote] I just heard yesterday that there is a shortage of aluminum, so anything made of aluminum....

It’s better to buy beverages in plastic. I buy a lot of the little plastic bottles of water instead of canned soda. The only thing I don’t like is how the empties fill my garbage bags after using them.

by Anonymousreply 460November 10, 2021 4:35 AM

R460 is trolling surely? Is this entire thread trolling?

by Anonymousreply 461November 10, 2021 4:37 AM

Rumors are there will soon be a troll shortage on DL. Stock up on troll comments, horde as many troll nuggets as you can, while they are still available. Fill all your closets, pantries, and extra rooms with trolls before they're gone. The supply chain of trolls is seriously threatened by international issues. The troll shortage could last into 2023.

by Anonymousreply 462November 10, 2021 5:59 AM

r461, I do buy a lot of the little bottles of Nestlé Splash flavored water (only $1.67 for 6 pack at Kroger) and also plain water that I add Crystal Light to. Why, of all things, would you question that? As I said, the downside is that I drink a lot of them and the empties fill up the garbage. I don’t have a trash compactor.

by Anonymousreply 463November 10, 2021 2:34 PM

I'm stocking up on hugs and rainbows.

by Anonymousreply 464November 10, 2021 2:36 PM

Inflation soars 6.2% - its highest in 31 YEARS - as price of gas jumps 59% and meat 24%: Experts predict President's $1.2T infrastructure will make cost of living even WORSE

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by Anonymousreply 465November 10, 2021 3:19 PM

I stated on DL this past summer that the inflation caused by the Biden spending spree was going to be the biggest political issue. Someone replied with the administration’s line that it was just transitory, which is ludicrous. I replied, we’ll see.

by Anonymousreply 466November 10, 2021 3:42 PM

R463 it’s just drinking water from plastic bottles is so tacky. Surely there’s a more sustainable solution. Its also so fucking stupid, there are zero benefits.

by Anonymousreply 467November 10, 2021 3:53 PM

r467, water is better for you than soda. I used to drink 2 liter bottles but I’ve moved away from that,

by Anonymousreply 468November 10, 2021 8:09 PM

R468 I know you’re intentionally missing my point but drink tap water it’s fine. Filter it if you’re gonna be a baby about it. Get one of those soda machines if you need it carbonated. All that plastic waste for no reason. Mess!

by Anonymousreply 469November 10, 2021 8:22 PM

I agree with R469. I drink tap water. If I want it cold I put a pitcher in the refrigerator. If I want flavor I squeeze a little lemon or lime into it. I'm not into destroying the planet with all that plastic. It's disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 470November 10, 2021 8:26 PM

r469, yes, the downside is the empties fill the garbage bag, but they are lightweight so there’s no issue with getting it into the outside bin.

I don’t want tap water. I drink Nestlé Splash. It’s relatively cheap.

by Anonymousreply 471November 10, 2021 8:27 PM

Where do you think Nestle water comes from? It's tap water in a plastic bottle. It doesn't come from some magical place.

by Anonymousreply 472November 10, 2021 8:29 PM

[quote]Inflation soars 6.2% - its highest in 31 YEARS - as price of gas jumps 59% and meat 24%: Experts predict President's $1.2T infrastructure will make cost of living even WORSE--dailymail.co.uk

So inflation in the UK is entirely the fault of President Biden?

by Anonymousreply 473November 10, 2021 8:36 PM

Put an order in with Publix today. Wanted tuna steaks - the shopper texted me a photo of the empty freezer case. What the hell. I know that container shipping is borked and there are some issues but empty shelves? It's starting to look like Soviet Russia. Or North Korea.

by Anonymousreply 474November 10, 2021 9:11 PM

Nestle owns a few brands or real spring water. Such as San Pellegrino.

by Anonymousreply 475November 10, 2021 11:24 PM

I hope everyone blaming Biden for any shortages ALSO blamed Trump for the shortages during his administration, but I sure doubt it.

The one shortage that can actually be blamed on any President was the coin shortage since the government makes the coins.

by Anonymousreply 476November 11, 2021 1:24 AM

I had to go to three supermarkets today to find light cream for my coffee.

by Anonymousreply 477November 11, 2021 1:31 AM

I'm not a huge fan of Biden as such, but in this case he happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. In the summer before the election, one astrologer announced "Whoever wins will wish they hadn't!"

by Anonymousreply 478November 11, 2021 1:40 AM

[quote] Put an order in with Publix today. Wanted tuna steaks - the shopper texted me a photo of the empty freezer case. What the hell. I know that container shipping is borked and there are some issues but empty shelves? It's starting to look like Soviet Russia. Or North Korea.

If your Tuna Steaks are coming in on container ships, you have bigger problems than shortages, isn't sea food shipped by air?

by Anonymousreply 479November 11, 2021 1:48 AM

[quote] So inflation in the UK is entirely the fault of President Biden?

Inflation in the U.S. didn’t magically appear. It was totally predictable given the situation. Economic and monetary policy then has use inflation predictions and take steps to head it off. What Biden did was the worst thing possible, which was to inject more money into the economy with the covid bill. That’s like pouring oil on a fire. We need to substantially cut spending until inflation is back under control.

by Anonymousreply 480November 11, 2021 2:13 AM

[quote]I'm not a huge fan of Biden as such, but in this case he happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time

actually I think he was in the right place at the right time. Can you imagine any of the others that ran trying to handle all of this. Joe may not be good at everything but at least he has experience. I truly do not think anyone else would have been able to handle it. Also I believe Joe would ask for help from anyone that he knew could help him where younger, inexperienced ones may have thought that they had to prove that they could do it themselves.

by Anonymousreply 481November 11, 2021 2:25 AM

If covid and immigration needed czars to handle them, where is the appointed czar for inflation? Where are the daily briefings on the supply chain? It shows that Biden is letting the issue burn out of control, while he focuses on jetting off to Europe and giving a half million dollars to illegal aliens.

by Anonymousreply 482November 11, 2021 2:50 AM

r482 has it occurred to you that he is doing all of it? or have you just decided that he can't do a good job?

by Anonymousreply 483November 11, 2021 2:53 AM

r483, the only thing that matters is results. Giving Biden a participation trophy for “doing all of it” isn’t going to cut it.

by Anonymousreply 484November 11, 2021 2:56 AM

God, economics edgelords are the worst type of edgelords.

by Anonymousreply 485November 11, 2021 3:07 AM

Eat American, dummies! Nothing local is out of stock. Such dummies.

by Anonymousreply 486November 11, 2021 3:33 AM

Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt bars have been frequently out of stock for the last 6 months in my neighborhood markets in NYC. Sometimes the store will have one flavor and it's not the flavors I want. I may have to start ordering it online.

The frozen breakfast scramble that I love has been out of stock 9 times out of 10.

Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia Froyo is out of stock 1/3 of the time.

by Anonymousreply 487November 11, 2021 3:42 AM

OMG, R487, THE HUGE MANATEE of it all!

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by Anonymousreply 488November 11, 2021 3:47 AM

R488 Pipe down. People are listing what has been missing from store shelves. Just add Yasso to the list along with Fancy Feast.

by Anonymousreply 489November 11, 2021 3:54 AM

First world problem I know, but ordering grocery delivery is a pain in the patootie because they are out of stock of so much.

by Anonymousreply 490November 11, 2021 3:55 AM

J'adore paying MORE for LESS.

by Anonymousreply 491November 11, 2021 4:42 AM

Some of you girls must be freaking out about the tampon shortage. Red-state survivalist males are buying up tampons because they are one of the quickest ways to start a fire when sleeping rough in the woodlands.

by Anonymousreply 492November 11, 2021 4:47 AM

I keep hearing about shortages abd empty shelves but I don't see it anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 493November 11, 2021 4:58 AM

I'm really sick of seeing this thread and seeing no signs of empty shelves.

Can this die at 500? Pretty please?

by Anonymousreply 494November 11, 2021 5:05 AM

Anal beads will be next to be threatened by the supply chain. The shelves that typically hold anal beads at my local WalMart are bare. I'm very worried. I also notice they are out of plain potato chips, but they have all the flavored chips, which I don't like.

by Anonymousreply 495November 11, 2021 5:08 AM

Good looking men are also in short supply.

by Anonymousreply 496November 11, 2021 5:09 AM

I know, r494, it's like some Falun Gong bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 497November 11, 2021 5:09 AM

Men with big dicks who know how to use them are also scarce lately. I fear this is another supply chain issue. I blame Biden, Pete, and China.

by Anonymousreply 498November 11, 2021 5:11 AM

Quote]I'm really sick of seeing this thread

If only there was a way to avoid it.

by Anonymousreply 499November 11, 2021 5:12 AM

On the plus side, the empty shelves in my Safeway are now full of glory holes.

by Anonymousreply 500November 11, 2021 5:14 AM

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by Anonymousreply 501November 11, 2021 5:19 AM

I have many friends in the states and this seems to be a state by state issue.

MN: someone posts a photo of an almost empty meat section at the grocery

FL: Someone responds with a photo of an overly full meat section.

Why is it so divergent state by state?

by Anonymousreply 502November 11, 2021 8:51 AM

[quote]I'm really sick of seeing this thread and seeing no signs of empty shelves.

how self righteous of you. Because of your empathy your turn is coming. Did you know that if you see the title of a thread in your feed and you don't like it, you can gasp! skip over it.

by Anonymousreply 503November 11, 2021 1:18 PM

If you're in Connecticut and wondered where all the Gain went . . .

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by Anonymousreply 504November 11, 2021 5:37 PM

R502, I can only surmise that Florida has ports like here in Tampa, which has been telling ships to come to us because there is plenty of room for them to offload. There are no shortages anywhere here.

by Anonymousreply 505November 11, 2021 8:05 PM

r504 how bizarre. I never knew there was a black market for laundry detergent but according to the twitter posts Laundry detergent is the #1 most stolen item.

by Anonymousreply 506November 11, 2021 8:33 PM

yes, Laundry detergent is locked up in drugstores like walgreens and CVS in nyc. And in home depot, they didn't lock the stuff but they have a camera in the shelf area and an employee standing watching in that aisle full time.

by Anonymousreply 507November 11, 2021 8:38 PM

yeah, heard FL ports are 24/7, no problem at all down there.

by Anonymousreply 508November 11, 2021 8:39 PM

Laundry detergent, baby formula, and razor cartridges are commonly stolen by organized shoplifting rings.

by Anonymousreply 509November 11, 2021 8:44 PM
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by Anonymousreply 510November 11, 2021 11:04 PM

[quote] in home depot, they didn't lock the stuff but they have a camera in the shelf area and an employee standing watching in that aisle full time.

As if a minimum wage worker is going to stop thieves who want to steal it.

by Anonymousreply 511November 11, 2021 11:55 PM

r511, if they were properly armed, they would.

by Anonymousreply 512November 12, 2021 1:25 AM

Tell Home Depot's CEO to leave his ski chalet in Aspen to come and guard the laundry detergent. Give him a gun, maybe they'll be an exciting shootout and lives will be lost over a bunch of Tide.

You want to post armed guards at the produce department, too, sis?

This is what happens when the wealthy take, take, take and leave nothing for anyone else. Eventually the middle class will start stealing like this also. They'll have to.

by Anonymousreply 513November 12, 2021 1:33 AM

Oscar Meyer bacon. All varieties. Gone. Had to buy the Kroger brand.

by Anonymousreply 514November 12, 2021 1:45 AM

Has anyone seen Marie Callender's frozen pumpkin pies? Saw some in summer (!) none now in stock anywhere. I know, I know, but we're seniors & it's easy for the holidays . . .

by Anonymousreply 515November 12, 2021 4:48 AM

Laundry soap is heavy, it can be pricy but it's not that expensive...weird that it is a popular thing to steal.

by Anonymousreply 516November 12, 2021 6:03 AM

"For a variety of reasons, the detergent in the familiar flame-orange bottle is well-suited for resale on the black market: Everybody needs laundry detergent, and Tide is the nation’s most popular brand. It’s expensive, selling for up to $20 for a large bottle at stores. And it doesn’t spoil."

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by Anonymousreply 517November 12, 2021 6:12 AM
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by Anonymousreply 518November 12, 2021 6:12 AM

R504 = That was some serious shoplifting!! Thanks for posting...A DL Shoplifter would have only cleaned out the Teen Beat magazine shelf, the Bacardi wine coolers, and all of the Hostess Cupcakes.

by Anonymousreply 519November 12, 2021 6:19 AM

Wet cat food at Petsmart is bare. Shelves, I would guess are 60% empty.

by Anonymousreply 520November 12, 2021 6:21 AM

I can’t find bottles of Swiss Fire Gel anywhere, not even on the company’s website. They are selling fondue fuel on canisters so that’s going to be forced on me. Fondue season is going to be very different this year, just saying.

by Anonymousreply 521November 12, 2021 10:41 AM

America is going down the toilet fast.

by Anonymousreply 522November 12, 2021 3:29 PM

What's going on at the ports? Is it any better? Why haven't we been updated? Where's Buttigieg? Has he visited the ports yet? Is he back at work?

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by Anonymousreply 523November 12, 2021 3:50 PM

No fritos regular or Scoops, haven't been in the store for weeks

by Anonymousreply 524November 13, 2021 2:05 AM

It's Friday night treat night and I was hungry for Fritos with dip

by Anonymousreply 525November 13, 2021 2:08 AM

Ok to be honest, considering the items ppl are listing, it sounds like these shortages will be beneficial for most ppl’s health. Fritos, pumpkin crème donuts (wtf?), bacon, frozen pies, Pepsi. Is it just sugary items? This thread is nauseating in so many respects lol.

by Anonymousreply 526November 13, 2021 2:12 AM

The little people don't matter to those in charge. This is for our own good, we're told.

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by Anonymousreply 527November 13, 2021 2:18 AM

Shopped today for the final time for Thanksgiving items. Had already bought turkey so I wasn’t looking for them but noticed the store cases were full of turkeys. No shortage there. Plenty of canned pumpkin, cranberry sauce, boxed stuffing (yuck), sweet potatoes, and lots of boxed turkey stock. I didn’t notice anything out of stock.

by Anonymousreply 528November 13, 2021 2:50 AM

it means nothing if you don't tell what area you are in, even the state would help

by Anonymousreply 529November 13, 2021 2:17 PM

Interesting, R528, because at lunch yesterday I overheard a guy nearby telling his companion that the local Costco (FL) was completely sold out of frozen turkeys.

by Anonymousreply 530November 13, 2021 3:09 PM

R530 as we keep learning this will vary from city to city and store to store.

by Anonymousreply 531November 13, 2021 3:59 PM

i was in whole foods in nyc and the cashiers said they are having coin shortage. she wanted my pennies and dimes and nickles while I was checking out.

by Anonymousreply 532November 13, 2021 4:52 PM

LA County here again. I was at Ralphs last night and no shortages of anything here. Frozen turkeys $0.49 per pound, tons of ingredients for stuffing, baked goods, all the usual turkey day stuff.

by Anonymousreply 533November 13, 2021 8:06 PM

I use coins to refill my water jugs, but not at a cash register.

Exciting afternoon reading my book over beer and Brussel sprouts.

by Anonymousreply 534November 13, 2021 8:33 PM

[quote] isn't sea food shipped by air?

LOL. Shipped by air!

by Anonymousreply 535November 13, 2021 8:48 PM
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by Anonymousreply 536November 14, 2021 1:17 AM

Columbus, Ohio here.. Let me say this. I work from home and live alone. In the last 2 weeks I have only been to ONE place = Kroger. I went there once to stock up and pick up prescriptions. I haven't even put gas in my car.. I wear my mask everywhere. Columbus has a mandatory mask rule for all indoor activities because cases are surging here.. I got both Moderna shots. I got the flu shot last month. And I now have breakthru Covid. I got really sick really fast (sore throat and uncontrollable cough and sinus problems). After being careful for 19 months I could not believe I got sick. But Kroger does not enforce the mandatory mask rules and probably 40 percent of the customers don't use masks--I have posted about that before, maskless shoppers coughing up a storm without any concern..Please realize when you are using the atm machines, touching fresh produce, opening the freezer doors, and typing in your quantity on the touch screens,, those are all AT RISK things and a Covid infected person before you could have sneezed on those things or just touched them.. Yes I wash my hands. Yes I wear my mask. Yes I wash my produce. But you can still get it. I am a little better day by day. But in the beginning it was bad.

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by Anonymousreply 537November 14, 2021 2:16 AM

R537, damn, I'm so sorry to hear you got the virus. Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery!

by Anonymousreply 538November 14, 2021 4:14 AM

r537, why didn’t you use curbside pickup for groceries and a drive-thru for prescriptions instead of going in the store? You were reckless. I only use pickup for groceries and drive-thru for pharmacy.

by Anonymousreply 539November 14, 2021 4:32 AM

R538 = Thank You. Appreciated.......R539 = My pharmacy (Eakin Rd Columbus) doesn't have a drive-thru. I was buying a lot of stuff (2 weeks worth). I wasn't "careless" I was wearing a mask. I always wipe down my basket, etc. I even wipe down my mailbox outside. I only posted to let people know it happens. I am actually glad I didn't stop to get gas because I probably would have just chalked it as where I got Covid. But when I got sick I was replaying all the things you touch at the store--and that other people touch (tomatoes, peppers, etc)..The screens you touch when you pay..I definitely got Covid by shopping.

by Anonymousreply 540November 14, 2021 4:50 AM

yes, probably via your eyes. I guess I should start wearing my shield again...

by Anonymousreply 541November 14, 2021 5:06 AM

OP lives in District I2 with a severe food shortage. He better brush up on his bow and arrow skills.

by Anonymousreply 542November 14, 2021 5:19 AM

r540, you shouldn’t have gone into the store. All that wiping you did doesn’t remove Covid from the air you breathed in. Kroger also has prescription delivery. There’s no excuse.

by Anonymousreply 543November 14, 2021 5:32 AM

So you are proposing a full stay at home order again R543? Everyone, even vaccinated people, should stay home and never leave the house even for essential business? You are ridiculous, but keep hiding under the bed for another 2 years if that works for you.

by Anonymousreply 544November 14, 2021 6:08 AM

R544 = Exactly. OMG I am sick and this A-Whole blames ME?....Just wonderful....I did not post for attention or sympathy but wanted people to be aware Covid breakthru is a thing...

by Anonymousreply 545November 14, 2021 6:18 AM

went to a ralphs in LA and the store was missing a lot of items. Tons of fresh fruit and produce but people dont care about that.

MURICA wont put up with this for long.

by Anonymousreply 546November 14, 2021 7:18 AM

[quote] wanted people to be aware Covid breakthru is a thing...

We already know that breakthrough is a thing and that people need to continue to take precautions. Like not going inside a store that you yourself confessed “does not enforce the mandatory mask rules and probably 40 percent of the customers don't use masks--I have posted about that before, maskless shoppers coughing up a storm without any concern..” Stop making excuses.

by Anonymousreply 547November 14, 2021 8:56 AM

I am not the Covid poster but I live in a small town where there is not much delivery service for groceries or pharmacy. Also if you are poor delivery is expensive, and if you have a food card delivery doesn't take it.

by Anonymousreply 548November 14, 2021 9:02 AM

[quote]The shelves looked like we were shopping in Montenegro

Monte negro? Sounds like I should shove that man.

by Anonymousreply 549November 14, 2021 9:04 AM

R548 = He is just being a dick and wants attention. I literally posted the address of the Kroger (which doesn't even offer drive up)..It's fine..I just wanted people to think about touching so many things when at the store.

by Anonymousreply 550November 14, 2021 9:34 AM

[quote]No fritos regular or Scoops, haven't been in the store for weeks

From a scan through this thread, this post sums it up best.

A bunch of fucking fat cry babies whining of potential rumored shortages, not finding their favorite Fritos Scoops or Preparation H ass wipes, and an excuse for the High Lords of Mask Rules to get tough with their warnings about breakthrough infections.

You're all going to die.

by Anonymousreply 551November 14, 2021 10:05 AM

My ho ho’s and funny bones were out of stock!

by Anonymousreply 552November 14, 2021 11:02 AM

R551 = Is a Trump Cult Member. His post is proof they are here.

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by Anonymousreply 553November 14, 2021 11:39 AM

Just to piss off r551 some more, Fritos have not been available in my local store for 2 months.

by Anonymousreply 554November 14, 2021 12:14 PM

Fritos smell like an old, wet flatulent dog. But carry on in your quest.

by Anonymousreply 555November 14, 2021 12:24 PM

My mama can't make frito pie without them.

by Anonymousreply 556November 14, 2021 12:45 PM

Ships at California ports are now waiting RECORD 17 days to unload: Supply crisis gets worse after Biden vowed to fix it

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by Anonymousreply 557November 14, 2021 12:48 PM

Is there an Under Secretary of Transportation who could take over to get us through this crisis?

by Anonymousreply 558November 14, 2021 1:15 PM

I believe Chasten is under Secretary of Transportation.

by Anonymousreply 559November 14, 2021 2:18 PM

[quote]Nothing local is out of stock.

Pretty much, r486. Brooklyn here. I'm not exactly a tree-hugging vegan activist, but I tend to buy locally. CSAs, farm stands, community gardens. I eat seasonally and local when possible. It's cheaper and fresher. Arguably healthier. There's a great Vietnamese fish market nearby, and a butcher. The small, urban "super"markets near me, like Key Food, Met, and others, all seem well-stocked.

by Anonymousreply 560November 14, 2021 11:40 PM

there is a segment on the cargo crisis on 60min last night. I just watched it on demand. you can probably find it on you tube. very interesting.

by Anonymousreply 561November 15, 2021 11:32 PM

At Pet Club in San Francisco Bay Area yesterday: no Friskies canned cat food, dwindling supplies of Fancy Feast and 9 Lives brands.

by Anonymousreply 562November 17, 2021 3:43 AM

I'm going to Ralphs in an hour and will report back.

by Anonymousreply 563November 17, 2021 4:32 AM

R562 = Same here in Ohio. My cats are Fancy Feast cats and the shelves are bare. Litter is also hard to come by.

by Anonymousreply 564November 17, 2021 4:36 AM

[quote]Inflation soars 6.2% - its highest in 31 YEARS - as price of gas jumps 59% and meat 24%: Experts predict President's $1.2T infrastructure will make cost of living even WORSE

We get it, r557, you're a troll.

by Anonymousreply 565November 17, 2021 4:48 AM

They say it's lovely in Montenegro in high summer...

by Anonymousreply 566November 17, 2021 4:50 AM

R563 here. Just got home from Ralphs (LA County) and no shortages still here. I must be lucky or something. Pallets stacked high in the aisles with all the overflowing inventory. I was surprised and still think it's so strange how spotty these inventory issues are. Maybe it's because I'm near the port or maybe I just usually shop right after the truck is unloaded so everything is being replenished. I wonder if things look "out" during mid-day. I don't know.

I'm sorry about the cat items R562 and R564! I hoarded kitty litter gradually over a few months so finally stopped buying more. There was lots of Friskies and Fancy Feast. I would send you some if I could :)

by Anonymousreply 567November 17, 2021 7:11 AM

Fully stocked shelves at Winn Dixie and Save-A-Lot. Big list, nothing missing. Prices decent, too.

We're in Clearwater, FL, and, before you comment on our store choices, we're smart, not "poor".

by Anonymousreply 568November 23, 2021 8:55 PM

Clearwater is hardcore, right?

by Anonymousreply 569November 23, 2021 9:03 PM

[quote] We're in Clearwater, FL, and, before you comment on our store choices, we're smart, not "poor".

It doesn’t indicate that you are poor. It indicates that you are low-class.

by Anonymousreply 570November 23, 2021 9:24 PM

Thanks for the giggle, R570.

Yep: Come from factory working parents, I'm a cheap ass, proud of it, and rich as a result.

by Anonymousreply 571November 23, 2021 10:17 PM

Went to Kroger today....Zero Canned Catfood. (except a half dozen canned beef flavor my cat won't eat)--just rows of empty shelves...ZERO cat litter.....ZERO cottage cheese...They had something called "spreadable" cottage cheese which I bought (and now regret)...Low on Sour Cream....No blue bonnet squeezable butter..ZERO kidney beans (empty shelves)--I wanted to make chili this weekend...Low on Mayo....Low on bottled water...Only one bottle of liquid clothes detergent....ZERO dish washer powder.........

by Anonymousreply 572November 24, 2021 3:01 AM

What city, R572?

by Anonymousreply 573November 24, 2021 3:25 AM

[quote] squeezable butter


by Anonymousreply 574November 24, 2021 4:38 AM

R573 = Columbus, Ohio...The murder rate is so high here now I should just be lucky I didn't get shot before I got home.

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by Anonymousreply 575November 24, 2021 6:13 AM

Wow sorry to hear that R572! Was at Ralphs (owned by Kroger) tonight and everything well stocked. Green beans and canned cranberry sauce were a bit low (green bean casserole hoarding?) but cat food aisle was ok. I was surprised there were still lots of frozen turkeys also.

by Anonymousreply 576November 24, 2021 8:22 AM

I'm shopping tomorrow, wish me luck!

by Anonymousreply 577November 24, 2021 9:56 AM

Stores here are posting all over social media how they still have tons of turkey’s and all the fixings and basically begging people to come get some.

by Anonymousreply 578November 24, 2021 11:34 AM

R578, sounds like those stores' deli departments will have big sales on sandwiches and salads and soups made of leftovers starting Friday.

by Anonymousreply 579November 24, 2021 1:44 PM

[quote]Columbus, Ohio...The murder rate is so high here now I should just be lucky I didn't get shot before I got home.

What would Thurber say!

by Anonymousreply 580November 24, 2021 2:21 PM

They had everything I needed except one thing when I went shopping yesterday but I can make do. I purposely went to the small local store because I didn't want to brave the supermarket because I knew they were going to be swamped. The one thing they didn't have was turkey gravy (I know you puritans will clobber me for even attempting to buy it), it was sold out. Maybe Meijer our supermarket had it but I can make gravy from pan drippings.

by Anonymousreply 581November 25, 2021 5:02 PM

Canada releases 50 million pounds from maple syrup reserve amid global shortage

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by Anonymousreply 582November 27, 2021 7:02 AM

R582 = I just bought syrup. There was plenty. I am worried about an M&M shortage. I go thru the jumbo bag every week and it is now tipping the scales of 12 dollars a bag!!..Outrageous!!...I am stocking up on boxed pudding just in case there is a severe chocolate shortage.

by Anonymousreply 583November 27, 2021 7:34 AM

Well at least Americans will start losing some weight.

A jumbo bag of M&Ms every week? Get a grip on yourself.

by Anonymousreply 584November 27, 2021 7:40 AM

What kind of fat fucking slob eats a jumbo bag of M&M’s weekly? Jesus Christ.

by Anonymousreply 585November 27, 2021 12:10 PM

I have had no trouble getting Canadian maple syrup in NW PA and I can buy it at Aldi's.

This is why people on this board try not to post any personal habits because you bitches just rip them apart. So what if they eat a jumbo back of M&M's. you have no idea what their weight is. I have always eaten a lot of chocolate and at my peak I was eating 10lbs a week and Never put on an ounce. The women in the candy store used to tell me that when I walked in They would gain weight but I never did.

by Anonymousreply 586November 27, 2021 2:05 PM

R583 What happens when fat whores like you get cut off their supply of jumbo M&MS and boxed chocolate pudding.

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by Anonymousreply 587November 27, 2021 2:20 PM

[quote] This is why people on this board try not to post any personal habits because you bitches just rip them apart.

No one is criticizing any normal personal habits. It’s when someone does something egregious like being a gluttonous pig that people properly frown upon it.

by Anonymousreply 588November 27, 2021 2:37 PM

There is nothing wrong with eating a Jumbo bag of M&Ms.....I am way more worried about the 2 liter of Pepsi I drink a day. I am not worried about the health costs I am worried about the price costs.....It is getting expensive. Also I know people judge me when they see my cart with 8 jugs of Pepsi. It is rude. Everyone knows Pepsi is way healthier than Kool Aid or Orange Juice.

by Anonymousreply 589November 28, 2021 3:54 AM

I have eight 1-pound bags of coffee beans in my freezer. Everything else is negotiable, but not coffee.

by Anonymousreply 590November 28, 2021 4:03 AM

I think NY is heading for another lockdown so I plan to stock up on everything tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 591November 28, 2021 4:37 AM

Something about the threat of a lockdown makes people hungry for more food... and booze. Make sure to stock up on booze. There will be a shortage.

by Anonymousreply 592November 28, 2021 12:28 PM

If you're going to eat M&Ms in any amount, the peanut ones are healthier (or at least less unhealthy) than the plain chocolate ones, since peanuts are good for us and they're more filling so you eat less chocolate before you stop.

by Anonymousreply 593November 28, 2021 1:53 PM

I went to Meijer on Saturday and instead of all the different brands they usually carry, they only had Cottonelle and the store brand toilet paper. No Charmin, Northern, etc. And there wasn't that much of the TP they did have.

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