CNN further noted that consumers would still have many food options from companies at their disposal unless it’s one of their lesser-known products, which could be hard to find.
However, supplies within grocery stores still haven’t fully recovered to how things were before the pandemic. Companies such as Sam’s Club and Costco have also recently reinstated purchase limits for consumers buying paper goods and cleaning supplies.
In data published by IRI, which tracks in-stock levels of top US wholesale stores and grocery chains, 15 per cent of candy and 16 per cent of snacks were among the items out of stock at stores in the week ending on October 3.
Prior to the pandemic, IRI data suggested that 7 to 10 per cent of products were generally out of stock on the shelves.