Grocery stores in the United States may receive limited quantities of products or may not have any flavors or items due to labor, raw material or transportation problems faced by food manufacturers, local media revealed this week. -Saturday.
According to CNN, which quoted emails it had access to, many manufacturers have warned stores about the availability of certain products before the autumn and winter celebrations.
Some sellers have even asked stores to cancel their promotions on certain items during the holidays. So that they do not disappear quickly from the shelves.
Distributors praise the potential shortage of groceries in the United States
CNN revealed emails sent to four unidentified distributors by representatives of producers such as Mondelēz, Unilever and McCormick. In them, they anticipated this will impose purchase limits or have limited availability of some of its brands.
This affects, among others, certain flavors of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, McCormick’s line of gourmet spices. As well as some of Marie Callender’s frozen cake presentations, and some frozen cereals or breakfast.
Companies cited increased demand, labor shortages, “supply chain constraints” or “logistical challenges.”
The news network has ensured that some stores are trying to have an inventory or started using secondary providers. This is for when your major suppliers are unable to fulfill your orders.
In the week ending October 3, about 18% of beverages and bakery products, 16% of sandwiches and 15% of frozen and sweet food were sold in stores. This was revealed by CNN, citing data from the firm IRI, which tracks stocks in supermarket chains, department stores and pharmacies, among others.
Prior to the pandemic, the newspaper version indicated, between 7% and 10% of the products were out of stock on the shelves.