Just like in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, supermarket shelves are starting to look sparse all over. And it's not just toilet paper or paper towels — frustration is mounting everywhere. The diaper shortage is getting to be a big deal. Other shortages are in food staples and big-ticket items like appliances. Experts say it's a perfect storm of supply issues, shipping delays and labor shortages.
Other news today, the supply is clearly not meeting the demand. The shortage of products here in the US has extended to, well, just about everything and that's led to lots of frustrated shoppers. Ann Mercogliano reports. Good luck with your shopping list this weekend. Just like in the early days of the pandemic, supermarket shelves are starting to look sparse again. Check this out. This is what we found. Right behind this pasta, look at this. It's empty back here. So it's not just toilet paper and paper towels. Frustration is mounting everywhere. If you go to Costco right now, you can't buy more than one pack of paper towel. Out of stock signs are back on the store shelves as Americans face a supply chain crisis. On social media, people are sharing what they're seeing and more importantly, not seeing, in stores across the USA. Y'all, I'm having deja vu again. Does anyone else's grocery store look like this? A lot of stuff not here. The diaper shortage is getting to be a big deal. Other shortages are in food staples and big ticket items like appliances. Experts say it's a perfect storm of supply issues, shipping delays and labor shortages. People never expected us to be dealing with problems this severe 18 months after the pandemic began and it's gonna probably be another 18 months before we start to work things out. These supply shortages are sort of like a game of Whack-A-Mole. Every time one gets resolved, four other ones seem to pop up. Now, we don't wanna scare you, but there could also be a serious shortage of Halloween costumes and decorations. Stores like Abracadabra have plenty of inventory right now, but as it gets closer to Halloween, restocking could become a real issue. What's going on? There's, like, nothing coming in? According to a survey by the National Restaurant Association, 75% of eateries have had to change menu items due to supply chain issues.
1. What do grocery stores in the US look like now?
2. For what reason the stores have supply shortage?
3. Has this ever happened in Korea?