Can’t Find Pasta or Cat Food Empty Store Shelves Are Here to Stay

Social-media sites are full of photographs of empty grocery-store shelves, and the head of one of the biggest U. S. supermarket chains says the situation will take weeks to improve. Albertsons Cos. had been expecting that supply outages would be improving by now, but “omicron has put a bit of a dent” in that, Chief Executive Officer Vivek Sankaran said Tuesday. As a result, the company is still contending with a range of products that are out of stock after months of similar headaches.“We would expect more supply challenges over the next four to six weeks, ” he said on a conference call with Wall Street analysts after Albertsons reported earnings. “As a business we’ve all learned to manage it, we’ve all learned to make sure that the stores are still very presentable — give the consumers as much choice as we can get. ”Omicron is exacerbating disruptions in food supply chains that are already stressed. Rising U. infections mean more workers are getting sick at farms, factories, distributors and retailers, crimping the flow of goods to shoppers just as the variant prompts people to eat at home more. Port congestion and winter weather in parts of the country aren’t helping, either. Read more: Omicron’s spread means more food outages at U. grocery storesOnline searches are surging for basic products, reflecting consumer anxiety over supplies. As of Tuesday afternoon, the list includes chicken, potatoes, spinach, pasta, meat, lettuce, eggs, cream cheese and cat food. The Consumer Brands Association, which represents makers of packaged goods, called on the government to facilitate more coronavirus tests.“The supply chain is fragile and unable to absorb further shocks — whether winter storms or, far more impactfully, omicron — and that’s showing up as empty shelves, ” said Geoff Freeman, the trade group’s CEO. “In the near term, that means supporting workers who are essential to supply-chain continuity. Testing is the most critical need. ”

All data is taken from the source: http://bloomberg.com
Article Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-11/can-t-find-pasta-or-cat-food-empty-shelves-are-here-to-stay

#supply #newsoftoday #bbcnewstoday #newstodayinusa #usanewstoday #newstodayupdate #

Can’t Find Pasta or Cat Food Empty Store Shelves Are Here to Stay

Social-media sites are full of photographs of empty grocery-store shelves, and the head of one of the biggest U. S. supermarket chains says the situation will take weeks to improve. Albertsons Cos. had been expecting that supply outages would be improving by now, but “omicron has put a bit of a dent” in that, Chief Executive Officer Vivek Sankaran said Tuesday. As a result, the company is still contending with a range of products that are out of stock after months of similar headaches.“We would expect more supply challenges over the next four to six weeks, ” he said on a conference call with Wall Street analysts after Albertsons reported earnings. “As a business we’ve all learned to manage it, we’ve all learned to make sure that the stores are still very presentable -- give the consumers as much choice as we can get. ”Omicron is exacerbating disruptions in food supply chains that are already stressed. Rising U. infections mean more workers are getting sick at farms, factories, distributors and retailers, crimping the flow of goods to shoppers just as the variant prompts people to eat at home more. Port congestion and winter weather in parts of the country aren’t helping, either. Read more: Omicron’s spread means more food outages at U. grocery storesOnline searches are surging for basic products, reflecting consumer anxiety over supplies. As of Tuesday afternoon, the list includes chicken, potatoes, spinach, pasta, meat, lettuce, eggs, cream cheese and cat food. The Consumer Brands Association, which represents makers of packaged goods, called on the government to facilitate more coronavirus tests.“The supply chain is fragile and unable to absorb further shocks -- whether winter storms or, far more impactfully, omicron -- and that’s showing up as empty shelves, ” said Geoff Freeman, the trade group’s CEO. “In the near term, that means supporting workers who are essential to supply-chain continuity. Testing is the most critical need. ”


All data is taken from the source: http://bloomberg.com
Article Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-11/can-t-find-pasta-or-cat-food-empty-shelves-are-here-to-stay


#supply #newsoftoday #bbcnewstoday #newstodayinusa #usanewstoday #newstodayupdate #
  • RSS Top stories – Google News

    • Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Fake Trump Electors - The New York Times January 28, 2022
      Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Fake Trump Electors  The New York TimesJanuary 6 committee subpoenas individuals tied to fake elector push  CNNJan. 6 riot probe subpoenas 14 people linked to false Trump electoral vote scheme  CNBCHouse Jan. 6 Panel Issues Subpoenas Over Alternate 2020 Electors  The Wall Street JournalJan. 6 panel subpoenas 14 Republicans tied to fake elector push  CNNView Full […]
    • Blizzard Warning For Potentially Historic Storm That’s Likely To Bring More Than 2 Feet Of Snow - CBS Boston January 28, 2022
      Blizzard Warning For Potentially Historic Storm That’s Likely To Bring More Than 2 Feet Of Snow  CBS BostonNor'easter bomb cyclone: For 75 million from the Southeast to New England, snow, wind and flooding are in store  CNNA possibly historic storm is headed toward New England; accumulation in some spots may be staggering  The Boston GlobeWinter Storm Watch Friday […]
    • Bridge in Pittsburgh collapses hours before scheduled Biden visit to talk infrastructure - CNN January 28, 2022
      Bridge in Pittsburgh collapses hours before scheduled Biden visit to talk infrastructure  CNNPittsburgh bridge collapse causes massive gas leak leaving 4 hospitalized ahead of Biden's visit  Fox NewsHuman chain formed to rescue people from dangling bus after Pittsburgh bridge collapse I ABC7  ABC7Bridge collapse: Is local, U.S. infrastructure decline inevitable?  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteLive updates: Pittsburgh bridge collapses under heavy snow  CNNView […]
    • U.S. Wages, Benefits Rose at Two-Decade High as Inflation Picked Up - The Wall Street Journal January 28, 2022
      U.S. Wages, Benefits Rose at Two-Decade High as Inflation Picked Up  The Wall Street JournalGood news: Paychecks are going up. Bad news: So is inflation  CNNU.S. Employment Costs Climb by a Solid 1% After Record Third-Quarter Gain  BloombergEmployment Cost Index rises 1% in Q4 2021, missing forecasts  Business InsiderUS workers see strongest compensation gains in two decades  Aljazeera.comView Full Coverage […]
    • 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic resentenced to 21 years in prison - Associated Press January 28, 2022
      'Tiger King' Joe Exotic resentenced to 21 years in prison  Associated Press'Tiger King' Joe Exotic set for resentencing in Oklahoma  Fox NewsResentencing hearing scheduled for 'Joe Exotic'  KOCO 5 News'Tiger King' murder-for-hire plot sentence shortened  BBC News'Tiger King' star Joe Exotic resentenced to 21 years in prison  Fox NewsView Full Coverage on Google News
  • Top Posts

  • Comments

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    %d bloggers like this: