Why are grocery store shelves empty?



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Why are grocery store shelves empty?

Across the country, the grocery industry is going through a difficult time as COVID and employee challenges continue to hamper their efforts.

“It’s gotten significantly more challenging in the last several weeks,” Gary Huddleston the grocery industry consultant for the Texas Retailers Association said.

“In all the years I’ve had experience in the grocery business, I’ve never seen all three big issues come together at once," he added. "That would be employee challenges, and number two supply chain challenges, and number three inflation.”

Compounding matters, Huddleston said vendors - like Frito Lay, Coca-Cola and Pepsi - have had the same issues, too.

“They all have transportation issues with a higher fuel cost, and they also have employee issues because of COVID," Huddleston said.

Video shot across America shows a number of stores where shelves are empty.


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