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2021-02-20 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
How Much Longer Will DFW-Area Store Shelves Be Nearly Empty Following Winter Storms?
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Posted by Besoeker 2021-02-20 06:40|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6583 views ]  Top

#1 It would appear that without long-haul redelivery/resupply, grocery stores are pretty out of Schlitz in two to three days.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-02-20 06:47||   2021-02-20 06:47|| Front Page Top

#2 Panic buying. I was without power for 30 hours straight Monday and Tuesday. Ventured out Wed to stock up on my favorite cracker and found the local Kroger lot jam-packed. I went home, empty-handed.

Sort of like the power - demand exceeded supply.

My brother lives in Dallas and reported yesterday that his local Wal-Mart was pretty well stocked.

Of course, the doom and gloom from the media fueled all of it.
Posted by Bobby 2021-02-20 07:36||   2021-02-20 07:36|| Front Page Top

#3 Just remember in a civil war, interstate commerce will shut down. That includes rail and energy (pipelines and transmission lines).
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-02-20 08:38||   2021-02-20 08:38|| Front Page Top

#4 Several DFW store chains such as Aldi are well stocked. There is no food shortage there. Shelves at Kroger are empty in some places but by not more than 15-20%.
Posted by Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 2021-02-20 10:00||   2021-02-20 10:00|| Front Page Top

#5 Unil the trucks with new stuff get there. Bread and dairy hve supply chains all their own. Did you wonder how dairy farmers did during the storm? Badly.
Posted by ed in texas 2021-02-20 10:14||   2021-02-20 10:14|| Front Page Top

#6 The situation at grocery stores is reminiscent of what happened at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.

And nobody learned anything.

I bet everyone 5 miles+ from a Big Box of any shape is not just fine, but concerned about zombies.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-02-20 10:27||   2021-02-20 10:27|| Front Page Top

#7 About 30 minutes after #2, the wife and I went to Sprouts Farmers Market and talked to a manager. They lost power Tue-Wed-Thu and spent all day Friday tossing the frozen or refrigerated products. Those shelves were empty.

The Tom Thumb across the street was pretty well stocked. The checkout girl had no idea how long their power was off, but they might be in a different grid than the Sprouts.

But that was well before the ice started melting and the late sleepers got up.
Posted by Bobby 2021-02-20 12:28||   2021-02-20 12:28|| Front Page Top

#8 Panic buying. 72 hours they will be back to normal. That’s Monday into Tuesday. Press is blowing it out of proportion in order to create a backlash against Gov Abbot and the GOP legislature. Fun fact: the cities deepest in shit were Austin San Antonio and Houston. Democrat bastard bastions all.
Posted by Greater the Anonymous5721 2021-02-20 18:00||   2021-02-20 18:00|| Front Page Top

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