Local Grocery Stores Struggle to Keep Shelves Stocked, Nationally Food Supply’s are Good
Dubois County (NNDC):
Panic buying of supply’s has local grocery stores struggling to keep shelves stocked. Nationally, the food supply is good and large chains are urging consumers not to overbuy as more product arrives daily. The struggle is to get shipments onto the shelves as quickly as possible. Many stores have adjusted shopping hours in order to help alleviate the issue.
News Now has canvased several local groceries and has the following observations:
Depending where one shopped for groceries Wednesday afternoon, there were shortages of certain food items as well as other supplies. Walmart had no flour or butter products. And many shelves were low on canned goods and dairy products. Holiday Foods in Jasper was slim to none for milk and bread products. Both stores have amble produce with fresh vegetables and fruit. Lines were short and moving fast and customers all seemed to be in good spirits at both locations.
News release from Walmart.com states, “To better support our associates and serve our customers, we will adjust our operating hours. Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice. This will help ensure associates are able to stock the products our customers are looking for and to perform cleaning and sanitizing.”
Although Holiday Foods does not offer curbside pickup, the Holiday Foods Facebook posting mentions, “while this would be a great service to offer, we are unable to do so at this time. We are using all available employees to restock shelves and checking out our customers.”