Wednesday

May 13, 2020

Empty shelves. 

8 weeks after nationwide Coronavirus panic buying and some pantry items are still in short supply. Here in country NSW, Australia, it’s flour & rice. 

I’m curious… around the world what are you struggling to buy?

13 comments:

  1. Our stores are filling again now, but flour, rice and yeast are still in short supply. Pasta levels are nearly back to normal. Legumes are still down.

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  2. Better than I expected this morning-- my once a week shopping-- but I worry about the future with the damage to small business and farms from the economy and the ruling party's rushing to reopen when we have one third of the world's confirmed cases.

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  3. We are short of nothing on our supermarket shelves, but we don't buy flour very often, so I haven't noticed. Plenty of rice varieties available today.

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  4. Bread flour and dried (or any) yeast still seem hard to get. I also wanted some cheap brandy to soak dried fruit in only to be told that all cheap brandy and whisky disappears instantly it's put on the shelves. WHY? Apparently because all the pubs are shut those who need it know when it comes in and buy it all. Who'd have thought that one up?

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    1. I should add that the soaked dried fruit was for a cake!๐Ÿ˜‚

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  5. I was in a store today and they were out of several food items, but it is almost impossible to buy hand sanitizer around here.

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  6. Flour has been in short supply here in eastern Canada.

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  7. We're still dealing with some shortages here in Western, North Carolina, USA. Yeast being one that I've not seen at Wal-Mart in awhile. Rice and beans. Some packaged rice products. Our locals Ingles grocery store is restricting buying on meat. Only 2 packages per person of pork and/or beef and/or chicken. As I underestand it, the lock down on Indonesia has depleted our sheet supply at Wal-Mart and many other items are very slow to come in. Seal-A-Meal freezer bags are flying out the door as folks stock up on meat. Canning jars will be depleted next, when everyone's garden begins to come in. We're in for interesting times.

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  8. There is not much chicken to be had...the other day the fridge section that has prepackaged lunchmeat...was bare of the lunchmeat. I don't know if they were really out or just had not got it out. told my Roger I wonder if they are actually out, or are they just slower to get stocked because of having to be so clean and conscious of everything like that. I finally got some of the rice I use the other day...but some of the staples such as that have been in low supply.

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  9. Most supermarkets are getting back to normal stock after the covid craziness

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  10. Down here in Marvellous Melbourne I could buy everything on my shopping list on Tuesday. Mind you, I'm not shopping for six people!
    Shortage of wheat in this country aside, I find it ironic that in an area that produces wheat you can't buy flour in your supermarket!
    Alphie

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    1. Yes I agree very ironic re the wheat & even more so rice when the rice mill is only 70kms from our farm.

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  11. Thank you all for your comments re food supplies. It seems all over the world we have had similar issues.

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