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Holiday Food Shortages and Delays Impacting the US
Patrick Penfield is a professor of practice in supply chain management and director of Executive Education at the Syracuse University Whitman School. He provides insight below about what American shoppers may expect in the coming weeks leading to the Thanksgiving holiday. The material below can be quoted directly. Professor Penfield is also available for interviews.
“Grocery stores across the U.S. are experiencing food shortages and delays. Holiday staples such as evaporated milk, cooking oil, tofu, turkeys, bottled water, carbonated drinks, canned products, bread, liquor, and toilet paper are all in short supply. Consumers can expect to see shortages and pay more for all of these items this holiday season. We continue to see supply chain disruptions throughout the food supply chain.
“Increased demand, ransomware attacks with food producers, shortages of labor with food producers and grocery stores, shortages of aluminum cans and glass bottles, a decrease in the wheat harvest and rising energy prices are causing food costs to increase and a lack of inventory on grocery store shelves”
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