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Food supply chains starting to crack under Covid-19.

 
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Central France here, about an hour from Paris metro area.

Although I haven't set food in store since February, I've used the drive-in order service many times now. Usually about 10-30% of what I order is missing.

It can be anything from scrub brushes to boxed wine, to cheese, to vegetables. They pretty much just give you what they want and are mostly honest about it.

However in stores there are shortages. I've been speaking with a lot of friends here that have still continued to go into stores.

TP, eggs, flour, pasta, many fresh fruits and vegetables have been the first to go. Hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol also very hard to get.

Certain imported fruits are now become more difficult to get: oranges, bananas, kiwis, etc.

Most of the foods produced in France seem to be doing okay. That's namely dairy products, wine and spirits, vegetables, potatoes, etc. Also you can source things locally, it's pretty easy outside of the city.

No shortages of coffee, tea or chocolate.

So it's not all doom and gloom, but certain things that we are used to getting easily become harder to find.

Of course having a garden or chicken coop at this time is a big plus. A lot of people in the area have been "too lazy" for the last few years, "not worth the time and effort" they said.
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Also, some seed companies are no longer selling seeds to customers:

Territorial Seed Company:
Attention Customers: Due to extremely high demand we are unable to accept new orders for a limited time to ensure current orders can be filled and shipped as quickly and safely as possible. If you have already submitted an order, don't worry! We are putting all our resources towards meeting our commitments of getting your order processed.

Please check our website for updates and click the link below to sign up to be notified when we start taking orders again.

Thank you for your understanding in these difficult times but know our dedicated staff is working diligently every day because they understand your personal food security is essential now more than ever.
[link to territorialseed.com (secure)]

Johnny Seeds:
At this time, we are accepting new orders only from commercial farmers shipping to the U.S. and Canada.
[link to www.johnnyseeds.com (secure)]

Seed Savers Exchange:
We are temporarily not accepting new orders.
Due to a sharp increase in seed orders, we are not accepting new orders at this time. We are still shipping previously placed orders and will open ordering back up again once we catch up.

Burpee:
[link to www.burpee.com (secure)]
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Um I’m NY and shelves are overflowing. Food supplies are full of food with a lot of restaurants closed. I was told from a supplier they lost 50% of their accounts and are overflowing with food. They cut their drivers with the lack of orders so some people may think there are shortages but they only deliver 3 days a week now.

Lott’s of food people eat up.
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No problem getting food.
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If you want doom and a reason to cower in your house like a whipped dog...well you can find lots of reasons.

Everyone is going to take the dirt nap.

Try to have some dignity
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The REAL run on the grocery stores will be next week when we get those stimulus checks. Us millions of poor horders haven't been able to stock up on food yet, but we will buy up the stores next week. We ride next week, poor horders.
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Nebraska here. I've seen toilet paper more often in the past couple days than I have in the past month. The Walgreens had some at 8pm at night, which was highly unusual. Also been seeing a good supply of fresh fruits and veggies to, more than the past month.

I imagine the first thing to go when checks start pumping out is going to be the beer aisle lol.
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Well, a lady who works for a food vendor here in n.e. Alabama told me about two weeks ago that they can't get things like tortillas...and she's out of work..no other details...im a cashier at Wal-Mart,and make it a point to ask as much as I can. I talk to many truckers who also say the supply line is slowing
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The REAL run on the grocery stores will be next week when we get those stimulus checks. Us millions of poor horders haven't been able to stock up on food yet, but we will buy up the stores next week. We ride next week, poor horders.
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Yes...im a Wal-Mart cashier and bracing myself
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Florida here, still no paper products anywhere, no way this is not a shortage.

they are only getting mini shipments that are gone I'm hour even with rationing.

one day when they actually did have shipment the package was shrunk by almost half, this was the so called double rolls

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Middle Tennessee,ordered on-line from Kroger and got everything I wanted. And it was delivered 3 1/2 hours after I ordered it which was a big surprise that I would get it that quickly.


I didn't look for TP so don't know if they had it or not. Otherwise---they had it all.
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Well, a lady who works for a food vendor here in n.e. Alabama told me about two weeks ago that they can't get things like tortillas...and she's out of work..no other details...im a cashier at Wal-Mart,and make it a point to ask as much as I can. I talk to many truckers who also say the supply line is slowing
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i agree, things are slowing, even though they restocked too many empty patches.

there has been no hoarding for weeks yet sauce aisle almost empty, not even one ragu or prego here yesterday at publix
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I disagree. The infrastructure is there to flip it back on. What will take time is consumer confidence. We need to get pass the virus hysteria.
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The infrastructure is at home, collecting a government check and jerking off to porno. They will not be coming back anytime soon. The longer the machine is turned off, the harder it is to turn it on with every single business under debt stress and bankruptcy soon.
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My brother...unless its Ma'am

Not everyone has struggled in life on that kind of level like you tomatocruisewuflu

All jokes aside the federal government wont allow the infrastructure to collapse under these conditions. The steps taken may have inflicted serious damage but we are not quite there yet. Millions may be unemployed now and that is leading to trump considering opening thingas back up. If a 2nd wave of outbreaks hit, it will be catastrophic and leave only 2 choices. Allow it to run its course like in the UK initially or shut it down again which could destroy the american economy. Just my worthless 2 cents.
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LOL AC thinks Federal Govt has the power to stop an infrastructure collapse.

Oh they can stop a tsunami too huh. They can just throw money at it right?
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Do you even know what infrastructure is?
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It does not matter for many if food is there or not, many live from paycheck to paycheck and they can only go for a few weeks before they are totally broke.

Unless they totally forgive debt and make food cheap, its going to get desperate if they continue this for weeks/months to keep things locked down...5aburnitdamned
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that is your real problem about 50% of America lives paycheck to paycheck
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Supply chains starting to crack. I work for a major food processing plant in the midwest. Someone I work with has family that works at the factory who supplies all of our plastic products. This particular factory supplies our company with 30,000 cups and lids of all sizes every few days. Apparently that plant is shutting down for 28 days. This will disrupt our ability to distribute our food products at the plant I work at. As of now we will be down the next 3 days for fog disinfecting the entire plant for a 2nd week in a row. With this disruption we are expecting an additional week to two weeks of no production which will significantly impact walmarts and grocery stores across the region.

This is the real deal folks. Food manufacturing in the midwest are now seeing disruptions. You know what will follow. Will keep this thread updated. hiding
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OP, thanks for the info. I’ll add this one to your thread. JBS, in Colorado is closing until all employees can be tested after 50 confirmed and 2 dead.

The belownis from a news source that cannot be linked, phonetically: sea-in-in.

This isn’t the only facility I’ve read about having troubles. Add to this Amazon telling workers to let shipments sit 24 hours to try and help reduce exposure. There is a real problem brewing. Even if it is intermediate disruptions the ripple effect will only add to the strain of the supply chain.

A meat packing plant in Colorado where dozens of employees have contracted the novel coronavirus is closed for a deep cleaning and all workers will be tested before they can return to their jobs, officials said Friday.

The union that represents 3,000 employees at the JBS plant in Greeley said in a letter to state, county and company officials that two of its members have died.
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Also the JBS in grand island nebraska has 28 cases. Remains open.
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Supply chains starting to crack. I work for a major food processing plant in the midwest. Someone I work with has family that works at the factory who supplies all of our plastic products. This particular factory supplies our company with 30,000 cups and lids of all sizes every few days. Apparently that plant is shutting down for 28 days. This will disrupt our ability to distribute our food products at the plant I work at. As of now we will be down the next 3 days for fog disinfecting the entire plant for a 2nd week in a row. With this disruption we are expecting an additional week to two weeks of no production which will significantly impact walmarts and grocery stores across the region.

This is the real deal folks. Food manufacturing in the midwest are now seeing disruptions. You know what will follow. Will keep this thread updated. hiding
 Quoting: Whispering~Vanity


OP, thanks for the info. I’ll add this one to your thread. JBS, in Colorado is closing until all employees can be tested after 50 confirmed and 2 dead.

The belownis from a news source that cannot be linked, phonetically: sea-in-in.

This isn’t the only facility I’ve read about having troubles. Add to this Amazon telling workers to let shipments sit 24 hours to try and help reduce exposure. There is a real problem brewing. Even if it is intermediate disruptions the ripple effect will only add to the strain of the supply chain.

A meat packing plant in Colorado where dozens of employees have contracted the novel coronavirus is closed for a deep cleaning and all workers will be tested before they can return to their jobs, officials said Friday.

The union that represents 3,000 employees at the JBS plant in Greeley said in a letter to state, county and company officials that two of its members have died.
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Also the JBS in grand island nebraska has 28 cases. Remains open.
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The town of grand island nebraska has just over 100 cases with nearly 1/3 being JBS employees.
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Well, a lady who works for a food vendor here in n.e. Alabama told me about two weeks ago that they can't get things like tortillas...and she's out of work..no other details...im a cashier at Wal-Mart,and make it a point to ask as much as I can. I talk to many truckers who also say the supply line is slowing
 Quoting: Halfbreedgal 73868407


i agree, things are slowing, even though they restocked too many empty patches.

there has been no hoarding for weeks yet sauce aisle almost empty, not even one ragu or prego here yesterday at publix
 Quoting: Keilani


Unfortunately for low income shoppers, I'm seeing a lot of the less expensive brands are gone. I normally shop for less processed items with higher quality ingredients, but I can afford to do so. When my husband and I were raising small kids, I could not have afforded to buy the brands/quality of ingredients that I buy now. For example, I was able to find 2 5 lbs of King Arthur Organic unbleached flour, so I bought them. Didn't even look at the price. Years ago, I wouldn't have been able to do it. The rest of the flour aisle was pretty much picked over with not many selections.

Same with pasta and pasta sauces. I do not shop at Walmart so I'm not sure what selection they have in my area.
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Well, a lady who works for a food vendor here in n.e. Alabama told me about two weeks ago that they can't get things like tortillas...and she's out of work..no other details...im a cashier at Wal-Mart,and make it a point to ask as much as I can. I talk to many truckers who also say the supply line is slowing
 Quoting: Halfbreedgal 73868407


i agree, things are slowing, even though they restocked too many empty patches.

there has been no hoarding for weeks yet sauce aisle almost empty, not even one ragu or prego here yesterday at publix
 Quoting: Keilani


Unfortunately for low income shoppers, I'm seeing a lot of the less expensive brands are gone. I normally shop for less processed items with higher quality ingredients, but I can afford to do so. When my husband and I were raising small kids, I could not have afforded to buy the brands/quality of ingredients that I buy now. For example, I was able to find 2 5 lbs of King Arthur Organic unbleached flour, so I bought them. Didn't even look at the price. Years ago, I wouldn't have been able to do it. The rest of the flour aisle was pretty much picked over with not many selections.

Same with pasta and pasta sauces. I do not shop at Walmart so I'm not sure what selection they have in my area.
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And think about it, we are only 4 weeks into this, what happens if it is back in the fall?
The remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the forest, like a young lion among flocks of sheep, which mauls and mangles as it goes, and no one can rescue.
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Well, a lady who works for a food vendor here in n.e. Alabama told me about two weeks ago that they can't get things like tortillas...and she's out of work..no other details...im a cashier at Wal-Mart,and make it a point to ask as much as I can. I talk to many truckers who also say the supply line is slowing
 Quoting: Halfbreedgal 73868407


i agree, things are slowing, even though they restocked too many empty patches.

there has been no hoarding for weeks yet sauce aisle almost empty, not even one ragu or prego here yesterday at publix
 Quoting: Keilani


Unfortunately for low income shoppers, I'm seeing a lot of the less expensive brands are gone. I normally shop for less processed items with higher quality ingredients, but I can afford to do so. When my husband and I were raising small kids, I could not have afforded to buy the brands/quality of ingredients that I buy now. For example, I was able to find 2 5 lbs of King Arthur Organic unbleached flour, so I bought them. Didn't even look at the price. Years ago, I wouldn't have been able to do it. The rest of the flour aisle was pretty much picked over with not many selections.

Same with pasta and pasta sauces. I do not shop at Walmart so I'm not sure what selection they have in my area.
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And think about it, we are only 4 weeks into this, what happens if it is back in the fall?
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It's frightening to think about. I hope that people who can have their gardens going and have seeds to start in the fall (for those in the South who can have a fall garden).
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Also, some seed companies are no longer selling seeds to customers:

Territorial Seed Company:
Attention Customers: Due to extremely high demand we are unable to accept new orders for a limited time to ensure current orders can be filled and shipped as quickly and safely as possible. If you have already submitted an order, don't worry! We are putting all our resources towards meeting our commitments of getting your order processed.

Please check our website for updates and click the link below to sign up to be notified when we start taking orders again.

Thank you for your understanding in these difficult times but know our dedicated staff is working diligently every day because they understand your personal food security is essential now more than ever.
[link to territorialseed.com (secure)]

Johnny Seeds:
At this time, we are accepting new orders only from commercial farmers shipping to the U.S. and Canada.
[link to www.johnnyseeds.com (secure)]

Seed Savers Exchange:
We are temporarily not accepting new orders.
Due to a sharp increase in seed orders, we are not accepting new orders at this time. We are still shipping previously placed orders and will open ordering back up again once we catch up.

Burpee:
[link to www.burpee.com (secure)]
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All of the above is quite disturbing.
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The giant supply chain machine took decades to build and turn on. Once it is turned off, it will not be turning back on. No switch flipping will make everything better.
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I disagree. The infrastructure is there to flip it back on. What will take time is consumer confidence. We need to get pass the virus hysteria.
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t's not hysteria that is the problem
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Wondering if OP would be willing to give a few examples of types of food product his factory produces... I don't need name brands, but I very well can't load up on everything. It would be helpful if I knew a certain type of product was facing a potential shortage.
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I call bs, with all the hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars shut think of all the food not being used as normal.
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If you think that it's stressed now then wait until millions of people get their stimulus checks this week, I'm going to two stores today and topping off my preps and my gas tank.
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I didnt think of that. I want to do one last run. When exactly do people get some money?

PS...I love threads like this OP.
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It does not matter for many if food is there or not, many live from paycheck to paycheck and they can only go for a few weeks before they are totally broke.

Unless they totally forgive debt and make food cheap, its going to get desperate if they continue this for weeks/months to keep things locked down...5aburnitdamned
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that is your real problem about 50% of America lives paycheck to paycheck
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One trick at a time lol
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If you think that it's stressed now then wait until millions of people get their stimulus checks this week, I'm going to two stores today and topping off my preps and my gas tank.
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I didnt think of that. I want to do one last run. When exactly do people get some money?

PS...I love threads like this OP.
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Most should receive their checks on the 15th,(Wed.). I just got back and The Local Walmart was 60% stocked, the local Harps was 50% stocked, both were rationing paper products and basic long shelf life items, the stocker told me that they get picked clean everyday by noon and are bracing for the wave of people they expect when the checks start coming in.
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If you think that it's stressed now then wait until millions of people get their stimulus checks this week, I'm going to two stores today and topping off my preps and my gas tank.
 Quoting: Storm2come


I didnt think of that. I want to do one last run. When exactly do people get some money?

PS...I love threads like this OP.
 Quoting: Prayandprepare000


Most should receive their checks on the 15th,(Wed.). I just got back and The Local Walmart was 60% stocked, the local Harps was 50% stocked, both were rationing paper products and basic long shelf life items, the stocker told me that they get picked clean everyday by noon and are bracing for the wave of people they expect when the checks start coming in.
 Quoting: Storm2come


Do you think all of the new "control" measure at the grocery stores are a preparation for this expected rush? Reduced hours, limited access, marks on the floor telling you where to stand, one way traffic...the timing seems about right.





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