“Instead of mean Tweets we have #BareShelvesBiden”
The wobbly supply chain has not found its footing since the fall. Grocery stores across the country have empty shelves while prices skyrocket.
Where is Biden? Where is Transportation Secretary Buttigieg? Why is Chief of Staff Ron Klein retweeting an article calling the disruption an “overhype narrative?”
It looks like staffing shortages have plagued the industry as much as backed-up ports.
The American Trucking Association said the worker shortage has less to “a shortage of 80,000 truckers.” Wholesale-Distributors also have a staffing shortage.
John Catsimatidi, the CEO of Gristedes, a supermarket company, told FOX News people could see a shortage of eggs and meat:
“Omicron is taking its toll at different levels of the supply chain, whether it’s the warehouses, whether it’s the selectors, the drivers the loaders – and as they call in sick there are interruptions in the system,” Catsimatidis told Todd Piro during an appearance on “Fox & Friends First.”
Catsimatidis went on to say that many of these interruptions will continue over the next 6 weeks as the COVID-19 variant impacts the labor market. The United Refining Company owner added that the Northeast in particular is seeing the price of various products, including eggs, poultry, and beef, go up because of low supply and high demand.
Catsimatidis also mentioned the cost of oil has hindered the supply chains since it’s needed for transportation.
People are showing pictures of empty shelves on social media with the hashtag #BareShelvesBiden.
I never thought I’d see these pictures in America outside of preparation for a storm.
THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA!
I’ve received 8 messages & counting from my very polite @Instacart shopper over the last 10 minutes about missing items in the Cascade Rd @Publix. I shopped in Buckhead & Vinings last week and no one else seems to have the supply chain issues we’re experiencing in SW Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/aDsTgwvljD
— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) January 5, 2022
NJ has the same issue pic.twitter.com/rpPw65IiG9
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#BareShelvesBiden at Stater Bros in Simi Valley, CA. This was the 2nd store we went to looking for bagels. Found the bagels but zero – ZERO – plain cream cheese. If you want Kraft parmesan cheese or Top Ramen, you're pretty much out of luck. pic.twitter.com/qS7Lx8gRMa
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