Why are these items now in short supply?
Mainly, all of this is happening because there have been labor shortages and supply-chain issues in all aspects of the industry, from manufacturers to grocery stores. As Jim Dudlieck, a representative for the National Grocers Association has said, there aren’t enough people to make the goods, move the goods and sell the goods.
Even more, supplies are highly affected by another aspect many of us never even considered: the number of people that are now cooking and eating at home!
This is a trend that started at the beginning of the pandemic. Even so, many experts believe this doesn’t mean that everyone should start stocking up on stuff in excess.
It’s mandatory that we start learning again how to shop responsibly, without buying out of panic. Most retailers have said that if people start buying exactly what they need, everyone would have enough.