As businesses struggle to swiftly supply common necessities such as milk, bread, meat, and other products, grocery store shelves throughout America are wiped clean and remain bare.
Over the last few days, disgruntled customers have vented their frustrations on social media, posting photographs of bare shelves at many popular grocery chains, among others.
Grocery businesses are still not receiving the break they anticipated after two years of dealing with a pandemic and supply chain issues. Instead, they are now dealing with a slew of other obstacles.
Staffing shortages for crucial activities like transportation and logistics are hurting product delivery and restocking of shop shelves across the country as the highly contagious version of the Covid-19 virus continues to sicken workers.
According to the National Grocers Association, grocery stores are employing fewer people than they used to, with many of its members employing less than half of their regular workforce.
The supply chain continues to be slowed by a trucker shortage, which makes it difficult for supermarket merchants to replace their shelves promptly.