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FOOD SHORTAGES (must read)

 
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Hi all

I've been an avid lurker on GLP for almost 10 years and finally decided to upgrade to a full membership to overcome bans. The info on this website related to COVID is unmatched

I run the Grocery department here in New Mexico at Target, and have been working retail for over 6 years.

I have never seen anything like this before. It's getting worse as the days pass too. It all started last week on friday, when they shut the schools down in New Mexico. We got stampeded, they bought everything I had.

And we're not getting more.

Sure, we get trucks in, but maybe only 1% of what was sold.

As soon as more product comes in, it's gone faster then you can blink.

We're not getting nearly enough replenishment, and more and more things sell out and more and more empty shelves are appearing.

We have absolutely no more water either

My frozen food is completely drained, literally. Not a waffle, frozen hamburger, chicken, fish in sight.

My backstock is completely gone. i have nothing to work out from the back onto the shelves.

This is a major crisis and will only get worse.

There will be NO uptick in the amount of trucks we get per week either.

We've been out of eggs since last week and they haven't sent more.

I assume this will only get worse as time passes and more and more states lockdown.

Peoples shopping mentality has shifted from a daily/weekly buying to just outright hoarding. Due to this, many many many things are selling out FAR quicker than we can get more in.

I've talked to my vendors as well, since they travel to more than just one store. They said its the same story everywhere they go.

I hope you have stocked up fellas, this can only get worse. If you haven't stocked up, and you run across food/water, STOCK UP.

Thank you for all you do guys, this is my contribution back to you.

damned
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whats your store number and name so we can verify this
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Thanks for reporting from the front lines. That doesn't sound good to me!
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I think it depends on the store chain. Our Walmart was wiped out over the weekend and still have a number of empty shelves - why? Because everyone shopped at once and the chain wasn't prepared for such large runs on certain items.

On the other hand, our Ingles is perfectly stocked.
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Our Publix(citrus tower) sells out soon after re-stock. Atm, no milk or bread, no meat(can't find hamburger) none at the corner store either(circle k). Clermont, Fl...

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thanks...seen many reports like this
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Thanks for reporting from the front lines. That doesn't sound good to me!
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Agree. Thanks and please keep us posted. Be safe.
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Saw dust bread shoon.1dunno1
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soylent green
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Betcha wish you let all that "raw material" come up from Mexico now?
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Many stores in my area are cleared out, and there hasn't even been a half dozen cases of the virus here.

Thanks news media for whipping up everyone into a completely unnecessary panic!
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Ok, who is feeding Godzilla?
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I think it depends on the store chain. Our Walmart was wiped out over the weekend and still have a number of empty shelves - why? Because everyone shopped at once and the chain wasn't prepared for such large runs on certain items.

On the other hand, our Ingles is perfectly stocked.
 Quoting: GA Girl


Staffing and re-supply is set for a standard flow pattern. If there is too little procurement, there is loss for the store. If there is a surge like this, there just isn't the infrastructure running to keep up.

Remember the .22LR shortage of 2013 after Sandy Hook? Same-O.

After everyone gets their piles to the ceiling, they'll stop then eventually throw it all out because some of it will not be stored properly (cool, dry, dark) and "taste funny".
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03/18/2020 07:13 PM
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just one question...

is the net incoming stock

1) higher
2) lower
3) the same

as your pre-virus experience?

in other words, are the shortages purely from excessive demand?

or are you receiving less stuff, too?
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03/18/2020 07:21 PM
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Thanks for the post...

I put this in the grocery store thread but will add this here: I talked to our grocery store manager to day. I'm PNW .It is a Safe Way sized store. It has a deli and bakery and pharmacy. The manger said there is food loaded and ready to roll but they don't have drivers. Surge in demand and they can't keep up and the drivers run out of hrs. These regulations need to go and they need to pay double time O.T. Additionally ,he said more food in the system because all the schools are closed. I also heard schools won't reopen until next year !RagnorTHKN
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Thanks for the post...

I put this in the grocery store thread but will add this here: I talked to our grocery store manager to day. I'm PNW .It is a Safe Way sized store. It has a deli and bakery and pharmacy. The manger said there is food loaded and ready to roll but they don't have drivers. Surge in demand and they can't keep up and the drivers run out of hrs. These regulations need to go and they need to pay double time O.T. Additionally ,he said more food in the system because all the schools are closed. I also heard schools won't reopen until next year !RagnorTHKN
 Quoting: blackdiamond


They already waived the driver hours rule, my son in law works for Sysco and told me they did.
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A MUST WATCH REGARDING FOOD SHORTAGES. ESPECIALLY FOR THE YANKS.

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Why buy water??? Water is still going to come out of the facet idiots!!! For the love of god this isnt rocket science you dont need water. This isnt a hurricane or snow storm water will be running so will power. If you want to prepare for future far out their emergency then get a backpacking water filter!!!!
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Our Publix(citrus tower) sells out soon after re-stock. Atm, no milk or bread, no meat(can't find hamburger) none at the corner store either(circle k). Clermont, Fl...
 Quoting: irked77


Walmart and local chains here in upper midwest out of tp, chicken, eggs, and bread.everything else is low excep for crap food. I dont see any stock up since Monday, when it was wiped out after the first run over the weekend. If you can, shop before the next payday or bailout....
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A MUST WATCH REGARDING FOOD SHORTAGES. ESPECIALLY FOR THE YANKS.


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whats your store number and name so we can verify this
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Why don't you at least get an account? Mkay shill?
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That's funny my wife works at a MAJOR FOOD retailer and they get trucks in EVERYDAY and the shelves are not full, but they have plenty of food. You may have to take whats there, but it's there.


Target isn't exactly that high on the "retail food chain" either...it's hard and softgoods store.
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They already waived the driver hours rule, my son in law works for Sysco and told me they did.
 Quoting: bigD111


Sysco has those big ass industrial rolls of tp. OMG, you could make a fortune...lmao
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I have 2000 rolls of toilet paper if you're interested?
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Why buy water??? Water is still going to come out of the facet idiots!!! For the love of god this isnt rocket science you dont need water. This isnt a hurricane or snow storm water will be running so will power. If you want to prepare for future far out their emergency then get a backpacking water filter!!!!
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Dont be so sure about that...it wont take much to disable what's still available. Any other emergency is going to cause havoc...
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Plant Based Soy Burgers
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Hi all

I've been an avid lurker on GLP for almost 10 years and finally decided to upgrade to a full membership to overcome bans. The info on this website related to COVID is unmatched

I run the Grocery department here in New Mexico at Target, and have been working retail for over 6 years.

I have never seen anything like this before. It's getting worse as the days pass too. It all started last week on friday, when they shut the schools down in New Mexico. We got stampeded, they bought everything I had.

And we're not getting more.

Sure, we get trucks in, but maybe only 1% of what was sold.

As soon as more product comes in, it's gone faster then you can blink.

We're not getting nearly enough replenishment, and more and more things sell out and more and more empty shelves are appearing.

We have absolutely no more water either

My frozen food is completely drained, literally. Not a waffle, frozen hamburger, chicken, fish in sight.

My backstock is completely gone. i have nothing to work out from the back onto the shelves.

This is a major crisis and will only get worse.

There will be NO uptick in the amount of trucks we get per week either.

We've been out of eggs since last week and they haven't sent more.

I assume this will only get worse as time passes and more and more states lockdown.

Peoples shopping mentality has shifted from a daily/weekly buying to just outright hoarding. Due to this, many many many things are selling out FAR quicker than we can get more in.

I've talked to my vendors as well, since they travel to more than just one store. They said its the same story everywhere they go.

I hope you have stocked up fellas, this can only get worse. If you haven't stocked up, and you run across food/water, STOCK UP.

Thank you for all you do guys, this is my contribution back to you.

damned
 Quoting: Schiftyschiff



Important question: how long will last. Food production, processing, package, storage and warehouses, transport and distribution. Will they all work to feed us?
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shills on standby... i can understand completely, especially with the nasty shills around here lately, people wanting to remain somewhat anonymous.

thanks for the info, op.
stay safe.

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Hi all

I've been an avid lurker on GLP for almost 10 years and finally decided to upgrade to a full membership to overcome bans. The info on this website related to COVID is unmatched

I run the Grocery department here in New Mexico at Target, and have been working retail for over 6 years.

I have never seen anything like this before. It's getting worse as the days pass too. It all started last week on friday, when they shut the schools down in New Mexico. We got stampeded, they bought everything I had.

And we're not getting more.

Sure, we get trucks in, but maybe only 1% of what was sold.

As soon as more product comes in, it's gone faster then you can blink.

We're not getting nearly enough replenishment, and more and more things sell out and more and more empty shelves are appearing.

We have absolutely no more water either

My frozen food is completely drained, literally. Not a waffle, frozen hamburger, chicken, fish in sight.

My backstock is completely gone. i have nothing to work out from the back onto the shelves.

This is a major crisis and will only get worse.

There will be NO uptick in the amount of trucks we get per week either.

We've been out of eggs since last week and they haven't sent more.

I assume this will only get worse as time passes and more and more states lockdown.

Peoples shopping mentality has shifted from a daily/weekly buying to just outright hoarding. Due to this, many many many things are selling out FAR quicker than we can get more in.

I've talked to my vendors as well, since they travel to more than just one store. They said its the same story everywhere they go.

I hope you have stocked up fellas, this can only get worse. If you haven't stocked up, and you run across food/water, STOCK UP.

Thank you for all you do guys, this is my contribution back to you.

damned
 Quoting: Schiftyschiff


Complete BS
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Thanks for the post...

I put this in the grocery store thread but will add this here: I talked to our grocery store manager to day. I'm PNW .It is a Safe Way sized store. It has a deli and bakery and pharmacy. The manger said there is food loaded and ready to roll but they don't have drivers. Surge in demand and they can't keep up and the drivers run out of hrs. These regulations need to go and they need to pay double time O.T. Additionally ,he said more food in the system because all the schools are closed. I also heard schools won't reopen until next year !RagnorTHKN
 Quoting: blackdiamond


He's right....no school means kids eating at home, no restaurants to go to...everyone just filling the cupboards...lazy parents HAVE TO LEARN TO COOK.


Blue apron stock up 300% in 2 days.





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