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2021-10-18 6:57:32 AM  
Thanks TFG, now how will I have ketchup packets to put on my pot pies and the multiple rolls of TP it takes to clean up the aftermath?

I was at 4 different grocery stores this weekend and yup, didn't even notice things were low. In fact, at my big grocery store they had things on special which seemed designed to get people to buy 2-3 of everything. YMMV, but things have been in flux with the supply chain since the before times when stupid TFG started up his trade war. I'm shocked, but not too shocked, this is suddenly fresh news.
 
2021-10-18 7:14:01 AM  
Went grocery shopping yesterday, the only empty shelves were things that were on sale.
 
2021-10-18 7:43:15 AM  
Where is this happening? I haven't seen any empty shelves.
 
2021-10-18 8:15:54 AM  

shastacola: Where is this happening? I haven't seen any empty shelves.


Brexitland?
 
2021-10-18 8:41:43 AM  
Most towns have a local coffee roaster. Support local businesses and drink better tasting coffee.
 
2021-10-18 8:46:59 AM  

shastacola: Where is this happening? I haven't seen any empty shelves.


I have.

Here in Floriduh, I haven't been able to buy spring water in a week, things like the good raw chicken and certain meat products and my preferred beer just aren't there.

They're doing a good job rearranging things so there aren't "empty shelves" but a lot of stuff is starting to dry up again.
 
2021-10-18 8:49:16 AM  

holdmybones: Most towns have a local coffee roaster. Support local businesses and drink better tasting coffee.


This assumes local roasters can obtain coffee beans.
 
2021-10-18 8:54:04 AM  
Meh.  Went to Publix yesterday, they had all that.

I want someone to explain to me why flank and skirt cost more than ribeye and short loin cuts.  That makes zero sense.  I made fajitas yesterday and I ended up using strip because it was $3 less per lb.  That's my supply-chain mystery.
 
2021-10-18 8:57:04 AM  
Anyone else's grocery store completely out of lunch meat in the cold section?  I don't remember the last time I saw that section have anything in it.  Wasn't sure if it's a local issue or larger.
 
2021-10-18 8:58:43 AM  

WhackingDay: holdmybones: Most towns have a local coffee roaster. Support local businesses and drink better tasting coffee.

This assumes local roasters can obtain coffee beans.


It seems the shortage is based on drought in Brazil based on tfa. Most specialized shops have relationships with multiple growers in various regions globally.

Totally agree if the port situation/global supply chain continues to worsens it could be more widespread.

Why do you hate local businesses? (in no way serious)
 
2021-10-18 8:59:54 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: shastacola: Where is this happening? I haven't seen any empty shelves.

I have.

Here in Floriduh, I haven't been able to buy spring water in a week, things like the good raw chicken and certain meat products and my preferred beer just aren't there.

They're doing a good job rearranging things so there aren't "empty shelves" but a lot of stuff is starting to dry up again.


That sounds like a Florida problem.
 
2021-10-18 9:00:08 AM  

Gunner's Mate First Class Phillip Asshole: Anyone else's grocery store completely out of lunch meat in the cold section?  I don't remember the last time I saw that section have anything in it.  Wasn't sure if it's a local issue or larger.


I'm not seeing this.  Maybe they were short on some lunch meat early on, but it's been at least June 2020 since I had to select regular turkey instead of honey maple whatever turkey.  Everything was there yesterday.
 
2021-10-18 9:02:28 AM  
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2021-10-18 9:13:37 AM  

shastacola: brainlordmesomorph: shastacola: Where is this happening? I haven't seen any empty shelves.

I have.

Here in Floriduh, I haven't been able to buy spring water in a week, things like the good raw chicken and certain meat products and my preferred beer just aren't there.

They're doing a good job rearranging things so there aren't "empty shelves" but a lot of stuff is starting to dry up again.

That sounds like a Florida problem.


Right, they're talking about it nationally even globally, but you haven't personally noticed it (yet) so it must be a Florida problem.
 
2021-10-18 9:18:10 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Meh.  Went to Publix yesterday, they had all that.

I want someone to explain to me why flank and skirt cost more than ribeye and short loin cuts.  That makes zero sense.  I made fajitas yesterday and I ended up using strip because it was $3 less per lb.  That's my supply-chain mystery.


In Texas skirt steak has been hard to find for years, because skirt is the "authentic" cut for fajitas.
 
2021-10-18 9:20:41 AM  
No issues yet in Austin, Texas. There is a specific brand of bottled tea that seems to have vanished, but I was able to order some from Amazon the other day, so...[shrug emoji]
 
2021-10-18 9:35:37 AM  

Bowen: arrogantbastich: Thanks TFG, now how will I have ketchup packets to put on my pot pies and the multiple rolls of TP it takes to clean up the aftermath?

I was at 4 different grocery stores this weekend and yup, didn't even notice things were low. In fact, at my big grocery store they had things on special which seemed designed to get people to buy 2-3 of everything. YMMV, but things have been in flux with the supply chain since the before times when stupid TFG started up his trade war. I'm shocked, but not too shocked, this is suddenly fresh news.

There are a few things missing at my local grocery store, but yeah, it mostly falls into the "oh no! anyways..." category. My kids love Grandma's of New England coffee cakes. They haven't had any at the store for weeks. Nobody at the house has noticed. There was no Polar seltzer so I got another brand. They only had store brand eggs. Fine.

Can we stop trying to manufacture panic buying?


There are plenty of holes for some products out here in Colorado. Sometimes random stuff, but some things have been out of stock for weeks, only to show back up briefly and then disappear again.

The TP aisle was pretty decimated on Friday.
 
2021-10-18 9:40:42 AM  
I haven't noticed too many empty shelves lately, what I have noticed is very few items on sale at my grocery store during most of this pandemic and some thinning of variety particularly when it comes to soda, booze and meat.  My mom couldn't find her preferred brand of toilet paper the last time she was at the store, so she had to get Charmin, They were out of my favorite rum on my last two trips, so I got tequila and limes, one time they only had extra-lean hamburger meat in family sized packages... so I got pork butt and made carnitas.

Granted, I work the graveyard shift and go to the grocery store early in the morning right after they restock almost everything, but I'm probably at the store before the butcher and the alcohol vendors.  It didn't used to be a problem, but they probably were getting restocked more frequently by the vendors.

This has been a much bigger problem at work, being the only management in a factory while nearly 50% of production has been shifted to my shift has been rough during this pandemic.  We manufacture products used in commercial and residential construction.  We've managed to start tackling our manpower issues with increased wages, but the supply chain issues would end up shutting down production frequently if I didn't constantly alter the schedule myself at 2:00 in the morning to run a product we can actually make and ship out the door.  Everything is backordered at this point.

Those problems started before the pandemic, but they were minor nuisances 2 years ago.
 
2021-10-18 9:47:44 AM  

Bowen: arrogantbastich: Thanks TFG, now how will I have ketchup packets to put on my pot pies and the multiple rolls of TP it takes to clean up the aftermath?

I was at 4 different grocery stores this weekend and yup, didn't even notice things were low. In fact, at my big grocery store they had things on special which seemed designed to get people to buy 2-3 of everything. YMMV, but things have been in flux with the supply chain since the before times when stupid TFG started up his trade war. I'm shocked, but not too shocked, this is suddenly fresh news.

There are a few things missing at my local grocery store, but yeah, it mostly falls into the "oh no! anyways..." category. My kids love Grandma's of New England coffee cakes. They haven't had any at the store for weeks. Nobody at the house has noticed. There was no Polar seltzer so I got another brand. They only had store brand eggs. Fine.

Can we stop trying to manufacture panic buying?


I wonder if this is a function of where one lives with regards to shipping, agriculture, etc.  Polar was BOGO at Publix yesterday so I got two of the Grapefruit.  They were fully stocked.  The eggs were also fully stocked with all brands.  My kid was whining for the brown eggs from one of the boutique brands, but I just grabbed Eggland's Best - my usual brand.
 
2021-10-18 9:51:06 AM  
Apparently in the dream world of theoretical economics those expounding the wonders of globalization thought they could somehow escape the consequences of one of the primary laws of the universe. Only now, as we are seeing on an increasing basis every day, they were wrong.
The operation of a "globalized" system of production, consumption, and pollution has, to put it mildly, a lot of moving parts - which means more things can go wrong that will ultimately affect the entire system.
None of the "supply chain" problems are going away any time soon - nor is entropy. What should - and may - go away is the fantasy of a smooth-running, extremely profitable, horrifically polluting concept of globalization as the path to a sustainable future.

The choice is ours - we can continue on the failing path as globalization meets entropy as we burn through our resources for quick profits and choke on our own exhaust. Or we can reject globalization's model of consumption and pollution, increase localization, and give generations yet to come a chance at a livable, sustainable, future.
 
2021-10-18 9:55:11 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: shastacola: Where is this happening? I haven't seen any empty shelves.

I have.

Here in Floriduh, I haven't been able to buy spring water in a week, things like the good raw chicken and certain meat products and my preferred beer just aren't there.

They're doing a good job rearranging things so there aren't "empty shelves" but a lot of stuff is starting to dry up again.


You're in Florida.  Everything is farked up there.  The GOP running that state could tie their shoes with a machine doing it for them. Your state should be a coffee 'exporter' with all the coffee plants growing there.

I'm in WI. No shortages yet.  But dumbfarks on the right are screwing everything up in the supply chain, so it's only  a matter of time.
 
2021-10-18 9:58:16 AM  

JammerJim: No issues yet in Austin, Texas. There is a specific brand of bottled tea that seems to have vanished, but I was able to order some from Amazon the other day, so...[shrug emoji]


My dad often reminisces back to the 80s when he could buy brisket for something like $0.89/lb because nobody wanted it.
 
2021-10-18 9:58:34 AM  

Rapmaster2000: JammerJim: No issues yet in Austin, Texas. There is a specific brand of bottled tea that seems to have vanished, but I was able to order some from Amazon the other day, so...[shrug emoji]

My dad often reminisces back to the 80s when he could buy brisket for something like $0.89/lb because nobody wanted it.


Oops, meant to reply to the skirt/flank comment.
 
2021-10-18 10:10:33 AM  

Rapmaster2000: JammerJim: No issues yet in Austin, Texas. There is a specific brand of bottled tea that seems to have vanished, but I was able to order some from Amazon the other day, so...[shrug emoji]

My dad often reminisces back to the 80s when he could buy brisket for something like $0.89/lb because nobody wanted it.


Chicken wings and flat iron used to also be cheap meat.  Now chicken wings cost like twice as much as boneless white meat and flat iron is nearly impossible to find at grocery stores because the restaurants buy it all.  But strip steaks and chicken breasts are dirt cheap... or at least were before the pandemic.
 
2021-10-18 10:12:43 AM  

electricjebus: Rapmaster2000: JammerJim: No issues yet in Austin, Texas. There is a specific brand of bottled tea that seems to have vanished, but I was able to order some from Amazon the other day, so...[shrug emoji]

My dad often reminisces back to the 80s when he could buy brisket for something like $0.89/lb because nobody wanted it.

Chicken wings and flat iron used to also be cheap meat.  Now chicken wings cost like twice as much as boneless white meat and flat iron is nearly impossible to find at grocery stores because the restaurants buy it all.  But strip steaks and chicken breasts are dirt cheap... or at least were before the pandemic.


I forgot about flat iron.  I have not seen that in store for over a decade.  It used to be a nice, inexpnsive cut.
 
2021-10-18 10:22:49 AM  

Rapmaster2000: electricjebus: Rapmaster2000: JammerJim: No issues yet in Austin, Texas. There is a specific brand of bottled tea that seems to have vanished, but I was able to order some from Amazon the other day, so...[shrug emoji]

My dad often reminisces back to the 80s when he could buy brisket for something like $0.89/lb because nobody wanted it.

Chicken wings and flat iron used to also be cheap meat.  Now chicken wings cost like twice as much as boneless white meat and flat iron is nearly impossible to find at grocery stores because the restaurants buy it all.  But strip steaks and chicken breasts are dirt cheap... or at least were before the pandemic.

I forgot about flat iron.  I have not seen that in store for over a decade.  It used to be a nice, inexpnsive cut.


Yeah, you gotta go to a butcher shop to get it anymore.  Every once in a while it shows up at my grocery store, which has it's own butchers, but it's not cheap like it used to be and I'm not convinced it's worth the price hike over a thick cut sirloin.
 
2021-10-18 11:02:27 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Rapmaster2000: JammerJim: No issues yet in Austin, Texas. There is a specific brand of bottled tea that seems to have vanished, but I was able to order some from Amazon the other day, so...[shrug emoji]

My dad often reminisces back to the 80s when he could buy brisket for something like $0.89/lb because nobody wanted it.

Oops, meant to reply to the skirt/flank comment.


LOL, it's cool. Allergies or lack of coffee? Here in Austin it can be either or both, depending on the day.

But yeah, costly brisket has been an unfortunate side-effect of the BBQ renaissance here.
 
2021-10-18 11:03:28 AM  

electricjebus: Rapmaster2000: electricjebus: Rapmaster2000: JammerJim: No issues yet in Austin, Texas. There is a specific brand of bottled tea that seems to have vanished, but I was able to order some from Amazon the other day, so...[shrug emoji]

My dad often reminisces back to the 80s when he could buy brisket for something like $0.89/lb because nobody wanted it.

Chicken wings and flat iron used to also be cheap meat.  Now chicken wings cost like twice as much as boneless white meat and flat iron is nearly impossible to find at grocery stores because the restaurants buy it all.  But strip steaks and chicken breasts are dirt cheap... or at least were before the pandemic.

I forgot about flat iron.  I have not seen that in store for over a decade.  It used to be a nice, inexpnsive cut.

Yeah, you gotta go to a butcher shop to get it anymore.  Every once in a while it shows up at my grocery store, which has it's own butchers, but it's not cheap like it used to be and I'm not convinced it's worth the price hike over a thick cut sirloin.


Flat iron showed up in a number of cookbooks all at once several years ago. Clearly it became an "in" cut.
 
2021-10-18 11:15:12 AM  

JammerJim: electricjebus: Rapmaster2000: electricjebus: Rapmaster2000: JammerJim: No issues yet in Austin, Texas. There is a specific brand of bottled tea that seems to have vanished, but I was able to order some from Amazon the other day, so...[shrug emoji]

My dad often reminisces back to the 80s when he could buy brisket for something like $0.89/lb because nobody wanted it.

Chicken wings and flat iron used to also be cheap meat.  Now chicken wings cost like twice as much as boneless white meat and flat iron is nearly impossible to find at grocery stores because the restaurants buy it all.  But strip steaks and chicken breasts are dirt cheap... or at least were before the pandemic.

I forgot about flat iron.  I have not seen that in store for over a decade.  It used to be a nice, inexpnsive cut.

Yeah, you gotta go to a butcher shop to get it anymore.  Every once in a while it shows up at my grocery store, which has it's own butchers, but it's not cheap like it used to be and I'm not convinced it's worth the price hike over a thick cut sirloin.

Flat iron showed up in a number of cookbooks all at once several years ago. Clearly it became an "in" cut.


Who buys cookbooks anymore?
 
2021-10-18 11:20:03 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: shastacola: brainlordmesomorph: shastacola: Where is this happening? I haven't seen any empty shelves.

I have.

Here in Floriduh, I haven't been able to buy spring water in a week, things like the good raw chicken and certain meat products and my preferred beer just aren't there.

They're doing a good job rearranging things so there aren't "empty shelves" but a lot of stuff is starting to dry up again.

That sounds like a Florida problem.

Right, they're talking about it nationally even globally, but you haven't personally noticed it (yet) so it must be a Florida problem.


"they're talking about it"

brainlordmesomorph: shastacola: brainlordmesomorph: shastacola: Where is this happening? I haven't seen any empty shelves.

I have.

Here in Floriduh, I haven't been able to buy spring water in a week, things like the good raw chicken and certain meat products and my preferred beer just aren't there.

They're doing a good job rearranging things so there aren't "empty shelves" but a lot of stuff is starting to dry up again.

That sounds like a Florida problem.

Right, they're talking about it nationally even globally, but you haven't personally noticed it (yet) so it must be a Florida problem.


Who's they? Seriously, the article isn't even claiming there are "empty shelves". Not only have I not seen this in Michigan, I don't know anyone who has. There's no chicken in the grocery stores where you live?
 
2021-10-18 11:22:45 AM  

electricjebus: JammerJim: electricjebus: Rapmaster2000: electricjebus: Rapmaster2000: JammerJim: No issues yet in Austin, Texas. There is a specific brand of bottled tea that seems to have vanished, but I was able to order some from Amazon the other day, so...[shrug emoji]

My dad often reminisces back to the 80s when he could buy brisket for something like $0.89/lb because nobody wanted it.

Chicken wings and flat iron used to also be cheap meat.  Now chicken wings cost like twice as much as boneless white meat and flat iron is nearly impossible to find at grocery stores because the restaurants buy it all.  But strip steaks and chicken breasts are dirt cheap... or at least were before the pandemic.

I forgot about flat iron.  I have not seen that in store for over a decade.  It used to be a nice, inexpnsive cut.

Yeah, you gotta go to a butcher shop to get it anymore.  Every once in a while it shows up at my grocery store, which has it's own butchers, but it's not cheap like it used to be and I'm not convinced it's worth the price hike over a thick cut sirloin.

Flat iron showed up in a number of cookbooks all at once several years ago. Clearly it became an "in" cut.

Who buys cookbooks anymore?


Is a good cut of meat though.  Damn, now I want one.  Salt and pepper, broil in butter serve with a potato etc...  I just can't walk past a cheaper per pound 16oz strip steak, sure, you've gotta butter baste it first... but it's just better.
 
2021-10-18 11:26:22 AM  

Sin'sHero: shastacola: Where is this happening? I haven't seen any empty shelves.

Brexitland?


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2021-10-18 11:49:07 AM  

electricjebus: JammerJim: electricjebus: Rapmaster2000: electricjebus: Rapmaster2000: JammerJim: No issues yet in Austin, Texas. There is a specific brand of bottled tea that seems to have vanished, but I was able to order some from Amazon the other day, so...[shrug emoji]

My dad often reminisces back to the 80s when he could buy brisket for something like $0.89/lb because nobody wanted it.

Chicken wings and flat iron used to also be cheap meat.  Now chicken wings cost like twice as much as boneless white meat and flat iron is nearly impossible to find at grocery stores because the restaurants buy it all.  But strip steaks and chicken breasts are dirt cheap... or at least were before the pandemic.

I forgot about flat iron.  I have not seen that in store for over a decade.  It used to be a nice, inexpnsive cut.

Yeah, you gotta go to a butcher shop to get it anymore.  Every once in a while it shows up at my grocery store, which has it's own butchers, but it's not cheap like it used to be and I'm not convinced it's worth the price hike over a thick cut sirloin.

Flat iron showed up in a number of cookbooks all at once several years ago. Clearly it became an "in" cut.

Who buys cookbooks anymore?


Cookbooks are the only books I buy anymore.
 
2021-10-18 12:22:56 PM  
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2021-10-18 12:25:28 PM  

Gunner's Mate First Class Phillip Asshole: Anyone else's grocery store completely out of lunch meat in the cold section?  I don't remember the last time I saw that section have anything in it.  Wasn't sure if it's a local issue or larger.


Oh no! Patton was too late!

The Ham Incident
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2021-10-18 2:41:40 PM  
The coffee must flow.
For reals.
 
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