Four reasons you’re seeing empty grocery store shelves right now

You may have noticed grocery store shelves are looking rather empty lately.

There are four reasons why this is happening:

1) the virus surge—the omicron variant means stores have more work to do from deep cleaning to enforcing mask policies, just as more staff members are calling out due to illness and quarantine;

2) winter weather- sweeping weather systems have made road conditions difficult in many parts of the country over the last two weeks, which means people in the affected areas bought up certain items before storms hit, and that weather has delayed delivery to grocery stores around the country;

3) supply chain snarls—it’s not just about shipping containers out at sea, as production has slowed on many of the goods that the United States imports, and

4) many people are eating at home- this means grocery stores are facing higher demand, and are struggling to stay stocked.

More details from Yahoo.

Joe Kelley

Joe Kelley

News Director

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