More and more items are more and more difficult to find in stores. The products are hit and miss, and there doesn’t seem to be a rhyme or reason for empty shelves.
Why are there grocery shortages?
There are many “answers” going around. They range from a lack of employees to move products to shipping delays.
Fortunately, a grocery store manager stepped in with a logical response.
Tracy Kurtz wrote:
As a manager in a grocery store, I can tell all of you, that the shortages are all related to personnel issues in all of the manufacturers’ warehouses. The production of MANY items has come to a complete halt, due to a lack of manpower. It has spread to stores and our warehouses. They have to remove workers from a production line, to help others, trying to make the products that are most in demand. This also results in an increase in prices, over which our stores have no control. The stores are also seriously understaffed and we all do our best to satisfy our customers. Hope this helps. And please be nice to your retail workers, who are doing the best they can with what they have.
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