Grocery stores in the United States could receive limited quantities of products or not have some flavors or items due to labor, raw material or transportation issues facing food manufacturers, local media revealed on Saturday.
According to CNN, which cited emails he had access to, many manufacturers have warned stores about the availability of certain products in the face of the autumn and winter celebrations.
Some of the vendors have even asked stores to cancel their promotions for certain items during the holidays. So that these do not disappear quickly from the shelves.
Distributors are preparing for possible shortages in grocery stores in the United States
CNN revealed emails sent to four distributors that it did not identify by representatives of producers such as Mondelēz, Unilever and McCormick. In them, they anticipated that purchase caps will be imposed or will have limited availability of some of its brands.
This would affect, among other things, certain flavors of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, McCormick’s line of gourmet spices. As well as some of the presentations of Casa Callender s frozen cakes, and certain frozen cereals or breakfasts.
The companies alleged an increase in demand, labor shortages, “supply chain constraints” or “logistical challenges”.
The news network said that some of the stores are trying to have inventory or they have begun to turn to secondary suppliers. This is when your major suppliers are unable to fulfill your orders.
In the week ending October 3, about 18% of drinks and bakery products, 16% of sandwiches and 15% of frozen foods and sweets sold out 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.
Before the pandemic, the journalistic version pointed out, between 7% and 10% of products used to be sold out on the shelves.