I’ve been seeing more & more stories on groceries shortages*. So far my small town of 100,000 has been relatively unaffected. The only product that I that my store did not have 2 weeks ago was Nacho Cheese Doritos. I just substituted another salty snack food. And the Doritos appeared on the shelf this week.
As these “news” articles become prevalent do these stories drive people to stock up on groceries thus fulfilling the grocery shortage similar to the toilet paper shortage at the very beginning of Covid? Or the subsequent hand sanitizer shortage?
I am curious if other board members are experiencing grocery shortages?
I believe the hand sanitizer & tp shortage were driven by fear that could affect groceries.
I do not doubt there are shortages of some items such as micro chips or bicycle rims** etc. But some shortages can be created by fear rather than raw supply shortage.
** A friend of mine whose sole means of transportation is a bicycle had difficulty of locating a bicycle in stock in town 9 months ago. WE did find one but those shops that were out of stock could give no idea when a new rim would arrive. That the bike shop had a bicycle part supply problem at that time. And I have no idea if that problem has eased or remains the same.