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Supply problems

They seem to be very inconsistent. For instance, why is there a shortage of cream cheese? It’s not like it’s being shipped in from overseas. What else have you noticed shortages of?

by Anonymousreply 60January 19, 2022 2:09 AM

Coke Zero was the only thing I've had trouble finding but that is no longer a problem.

by Anonymousreply 1January 18, 2022 1:20 AM

I have noticed a shortage of people who know how to end a sentence properly.

by Anonymousreply 2January 18, 2022 1:20 AM

Coffee creamer can be tricky, while milk itself seems fine.

by Anonymousreply 3January 18, 2022 1:21 AM

There's no shortage of rancid CUNTS in the world, is there, R2?

by Anonymousreply 4January 18, 2022 1:30 AM

Most plastic containers are made in shithole China though. And that is where shortages are originating.

by Anonymousreply 5January 18, 2022 1:31 AM

I think sometimes shortages are "manufactured" to raise price and cause hoarding. I remember at the start of the summer in 2021 there were numerous news reports that there was a shortage of chlorine for swimming pools and that was the last we ever heard about it. Even though I am sure the news caused some hoarding. Even though I don't have a pool I would notice in stores there was always a good supply of chlorine all summer long.

Never under estimate big businesses ability to find a reason to raise prices.

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by Anonymousreply 6January 18, 2022 1:39 AM

Went to Trader Joe’s this morning. No eggs. No juice. No bacon. No blueberries.

by Anonymousreply 7January 18, 2022 1:39 AM

I hear the laying chickens are on strike for higher wages.

by Anonymousreply 8January 18, 2022 1:45 AM

The cream cheese shortage was because of a cyberattack.

by Anonymousreply 9January 18, 2022 1:46 AM

Monday morning can be bad at TJ, busy Sunday not yet restocked until after Monday deliveries.

by Anonymousreply 10January 18, 2022 5:18 AM

Businesses are basically Republican policy driven. They want Republican led everything, as they are capitalistic raping of economies (not just USA). We are getting supply chain issues and therefore inflation price gouging. This inflation price gouging is them trying to give the illusion of a bad economy, to hurt a Democratic led government, in the midst of a booming economy. Corporate greed is rampant, and they try to say workers don't want jobs, and workers don't want to work. Uh... What's the latest job unemployment number...oh it's 3.9%. Corporations are doing this to avoid any increases in wages... Which have been pretty much stagnate since the mid 70. We no longer have a manufacturing middle class workforce. It's retail, restaurant, hotels, etc. Service industry. Since these are the largest blocks of employment, it's time for these Walmarts, Verizon's, AT&T, Amazon, etc to provide livable wages, with health benefits. That is the underlying demand going on within the labor forces. The pandemic showed how much corporate America, and Republican led government said about workers by labeling you essential but not providing any monetary incentive to make you feel essential, and no healthcare to keep you safe from financial ruin.

Does anyone need to be a trillionaire? Does that trillionaire need to be a worshipped deity, while they don't pay livable wages, proper health benefits and have work conditions that borderline slavery with barely a chance to go to the bathroom, or leave in the midst of a deadly tornado threat with job loss threats? So government must step in to provide policies that can help to save this dead middle class. Universal healthcare is necessary to take away the fear of financial ruin, even if you work for $7.45 at your local drugstore. Get that, and you will see a rise up of the middle class, and inner cities. Funny how Republicans don't want that.

by Anonymousreply 11January 18, 2022 7:27 AM

I've been having trouble getting celiac Corn Flakes for my mother.

by Anonymousreply 12January 18, 2022 7:39 AM

I've noticed a shortage of yogurt, fig bars, and even pasta. It's to the point I'll buy any of those 3 items regardless of if I need them.

There's also a shortage of sparking water.

by Anonymousreply 13January 18, 2022 7:43 AM

I recently bought La Croix on sale, R13.

by Anonymousreply 14January 18, 2022 1:40 PM

ANYTHING gluten-free.

by Anonymousreply 15January 18, 2022 1:54 PM

Tops. All you get is bottoms these days.

by Anonymousreply 16January 18, 2022 2:00 PM

Fritos are hard to find. And yes, I know I type fat.

by Anonymousreply 17January 18, 2022 2:03 PM

People with Covid get paid time off, so they fake COVID and it causes staff shortages.

The CTA in Chicago is now broadcasting messages that due to staffing shortages, trains and buses will be delayed.

by Anonymousreply 18January 18, 2022 2:08 PM

Covid is so rampant, nobody needs to fake it.

by Anonymousreply 19January 18, 2022 2:28 PM

No cream cheese shortage where I live. Regular saltine crackers is a shortage though.

by Anonymousreply 20January 18, 2022 2:31 PM

cat food is rare in my area

by Anonymousreply 21January 18, 2022 2:36 PM

Unfortunately, R18 is right. A good friend, who's not the hardest worker, confided he uses COVID exposure as an excuse to work from home (and his idea of working from home is engaging in outdoor leisure activities).

by Anonymousreply 22January 18, 2022 2:38 PM

[quote]why is there a shortage of cream cheese?

There are five threads about it and hundreds of news articles which were published weeks ago and are easy to find.

by Anonymousreply 23January 18, 2022 2:57 PM

[quote]Covid is so rampant, nobody needs to fake it.

Yeah, I think at this point shortages are due to staffing problems in manufacturing, transportation and retail more so than actual supply problems.

I was astonished at the empty shelves in my grocery store yesterday. Much worse than at the beginning of the pandemic.

by Anonymousreply 24January 18, 2022 3:02 PM

I've given up on buying meats in the store unless necessary.. there's a farmer I buy from but she only comes down to boonies once a month... weather and law permitting. The cost isn't much more than the stores these days and as she butchers herself, I can get any cut, fat content and parts (tongue, cheeks, knuckles, ears, etc) I desire.

The store cuts and content is just weak across the board now.

As far as outright missing or limited supply,

chicken thighs seem to be number one.

With beef, it's been difficult to get ultra lean ground meat and only rarely see the odds and ends..

And outside of cans, seafood has been random.

cheese selection sucks at the main grocers yet one of the ice cream shops has a small grocery and they've been about the only local place to find a wider range than 50 shades of cheddar. . save for shredded.

veggies have been porn in quality.

and coffee prices are soaring here, especially pods/cups.

by Anonymousreply 25January 18, 2022 3:21 PM

[quote]veggies have been porn in quality.

Some people like that.

by Anonymousreply 26January 18, 2022 3:25 PM

r26 That should have been poor.

by Anonymousreply 27January 18, 2022 3:30 PM

In Australia, our supermarkets are low in nearly everything. We've had flooding here in parts of Australia too which hasn't helped the supply crisis amidst COVID still delaying supplies from overseas etc.

by Anonymousreply 28January 18, 2022 3:33 PM

I figured, R27, just having a little fun with you.

by Anonymousreply 29January 18, 2022 3:34 PM

I noticed blocks of Philly cream cheese were scarce between Thanksgiving and Christmas but there was plenty of whipped Temptee and Trader Joe’s own brand in plastic containers. And the local bagel store never had a shortage, offering about a dozen flavors daily.

Certain varieties of cat food and litter are scarce. Preparation H wipes have been unavailable in stores since the fall. I was able to score some at Target.com but shipping time was 5 days (the rest of my order arrived in 1 day).

by Anonymousreply 30January 18, 2022 4:03 PM

[quote]Even though I don't have a pool I would notice in stores there was always a good supply of chlorine all summer long.

And you never thought to Google it?

a fire damaged the plant that supplies the nation with chlorine tablets. Rebuilding the factory should be done at the earliest by March

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by Anonymousreply 31January 18, 2022 4:23 PM

R7- I went to my Trader Joe's yesterday and the some of the freezers were EMPTY. They had plenty of produce but the refrigerated berries section were almost empty too.

by Anonymousreply 32January 18, 2022 4:26 PM

Not one bar of cream cheese in Publix. I planned to make a cheesecake for company, and had to scrap that.

Unless if I wanted to make a cheesecake using cheddar…. Plenty of that on the shelves.

by Anonymousreply 33January 18, 2022 4:44 PM

My local King Soopers (Kroger) store’s employees are on strike, which adds to the tomfuckery. The produce section at Trader Joe’s is completely wiped out, as is much of the frozen section. Safeway has some sad looking produce. I haven’t been able to find fresh herbs or romaine lettuce in two weeks. I went to 4 stores yesterday to find basil, and finally gave up. Whole Foods seems to be doing a little better, but I hate shopping there (parking lot is horrible).

by Anonymousreply 34January 18, 2022 4:52 PM

Sterlet caviar

by Anonymousreply 35January 18, 2022 5:02 PM

Trader Joe’s hasn’t had those coffee ice cream/brownie sandwiches for weeks. Weeks!

by Anonymousreply 36January 18, 2022 5:10 PM

My Safeway hasn't had any toilet paper, name brand or off brand, for several weeks, yet the Rite-Aid next door always has some, albeit not a lot, and it's overpriced. (A nearby Bloodbath and Beyond had a six-pack of Charmin for $12.) My Safeway didn't have six-packs of 10-oz. bottles of ginger ale for the longest time, but now it usually has a couple. And last week they started a remodeling project and rearranging which aisles have what. I'm sure there are several delicate patrons who are *traumatized* by all this.

by Anonymousreply 37January 18, 2022 6:01 PM

I don't buy it very often myself, but when going down the soup aisle, I've noticed a BIG vacant space where the Ramen should be in more than one store.

Also, about three weeks ago, the partner asked me to get Rice Krispies. Since then, I've been shopping at about five different markets, and not one has had it. Another guy was in the cereal aisle of the last store looking for them as well.

by Anonymousreply 38January 18, 2022 6:14 PM

r21, my neighbor was just telling me yesterday that her cat only will eat one brand/type of cat food and she's been opening the package and adding a little bit of water to the gravy and pouring some of the gravy over chicken to try to fool the cat and stretch the cat food. the cat is no longer talking to her (andthe cat yelled at me when I visited yesterday to tattle on her)

by Anonymousreply 39January 18, 2022 6:24 PM

R38- I would go to a non mainstream food store like Hmart ( It's a Korean supermarket) or some other ethnic store that also sells mass market American products. CVS stores sell Rice Krispies too- try going to CVS

by Anonymousreply 40January 18, 2022 6:28 PM

Inconsistent: last weekend, no eggs at Giant, but 19 different brands/varieties at Safeway three miles away.

by Anonymousreply 41January 18, 2022 6:31 PM

One of the many things I've noticed my market was out of yesterday was Progresso soup. The shelves were practically empty. They had plenty of split pea (blech) and one or two other types I (and most people apparently) had no interest in.

by Anonymousreply 42January 18, 2022 6:38 PM

R2 And THIS is why we all LOVE DL!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 43January 18, 2022 6:39 PM

Split Pea is my favorite Progresso soup, r42. Most of them have too much sugar to be enjoyable. I end up adding salt and vinegar to defeat the inherent Progresso sweetness.

by Anonymousreply 44January 18, 2022 7:09 PM

Make your own damn soup, and you'll live longer.

Salty old cows!

by Anonymousreply 45January 18, 2022 7:12 PM

R44-I ONLY buy Health Valley Organic Low Sodium soups.

by Anonymousreply 46January 18, 2022 7:17 PM

R46 And *I* have a sneaking suspicion that LL Bean and Eddie Bauer are selling me the same honey!

by Anonymousreply 47January 18, 2022 7:19 PM

R45- On Sunday I made my Chunky Lentil Soup ( I NEVER add salt). It has onions, garlic, celery, green pepper, black pepper, rosemary, basil, oregano and bay leaf plus chopped canned tomatoes ( unsalted) green lentils, olive oil and water.

by Anonymousreply 48January 18, 2022 7:20 PM

Ramen - it's cheap and it flies off the shelves. People buy it by the case.

Ginger Ale in 10 oz cans - because there has been a shortage of tin, soda companies had stopped making or drastically cut the amount of products that they only sell in small quantities

cat food - As well as having a shortage of packaging supplies, there was also a large increase in demand because there were so many pet adoptions during the pandemic

cream cheese - one of the largest producers of dairy products had a cyberhack in their plant that shut down production (which was already behind) for a week. That was right before the holidays.

by Anonymousreply 49January 18, 2022 7:29 PM

Some guy on Reddit spent most of lockdown creating a site that allows you to visualize virtually every U.S. company's international supply chain. E.g. What products, how much, which factories and where does Walmart import from? (Just type a company in the search box)

you can put in most company's names and search. And if you go below the graph, it tells you who their customers are. It's really interesting.

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by Anonymousreply 50January 18, 2022 7:35 PM

R47- I always see Eagle brand Sweetened Condensed Milk next to Magnolia Sweetened Condensed Milk- they are now both owned by the same company and have the same ingredients and the Eagle brand is ALWAYS more money.

by Anonymousreply 51January 18, 2022 7:39 PM

Trader Joe’s split pea soup is really good, and it’s vegan.

by Anonymousreply 52January 18, 2022 7:57 PM

R52 Yes, just what America needs: Another goddamn piece of garbage who won't shut up about being vegan!

by Anonymousreply 53January 18, 2022 7:58 PM

R53- Another queen who's OFF his meds

I'm not R52.

by Anonymousreply 54January 18, 2022 8:03 PM

I'm vegan for 30 years old cunt!

by Anonymousreply 55January 18, 2022 8:06 PM

R39 - 😂

by Anonymousreply 56January 18, 2022 11:38 PM

R31, I didn't need to Google it because I was aware of the fire, what you missed is that there were numerous news reports about a shortage, they were saying people simply wouldn't be able to get chlorine for pools so I am sure it made many people stock up on pool chlorine when they saw it in stores and the shortage never materialized even with people hoarding it because they expected a shortage. There was no shortage, Googling doesn't always tell you the complete story but I am glad you fell for their shortage stories.

You live in a fairy tale world if you believe all shortages are because things aren't available, maybe you should Google that.

by Anonymousreply 57January 18, 2022 11:54 PM

Some days they’re out of jumbo dozen eggs, I’ve had to either buy extra large or 18 count.

Pepperidge Farm frozen turnovers have been out of stock at my grocery store for a couple of weeks! Glad I have 2 packs in the freezer, but no cherry.

by Anonymousreply 58January 18, 2022 11:59 PM

[quote]The Texas Secretary of State’s office says supply chain issues have limited the number of voter registration forms it can give out.

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by Anonymousreply 59January 19, 2022 2:03 AM

R7 No shit?

by Anonymousreply 60January 19, 2022 2:09 AM
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