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Ahead Of The Holiday Rush, We Check In On Supermarket Inventory




Shelves reserved for Perdue chicken lie empty at a supermarket in New York.
Shelves reserved for Perdue chicken lie empty at a supermarket in New York.
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If you think back to March and April, when shutdown orders were first being announced, you’ll recall the mad rush to stock up on everything from toilet paper to canned chili.

Almost half a year later most consumers have calmed down about the doom prepping. However, with more folks staying and eating at home, demand for groceries and other goods is still up. And that means we’re still seeing empty shelves at the grocery store.

What’s going on with supermarket inventory and why? And what does it portend for holiday shopping? We dive in. 

With guest host Kyle Stokes.

Guests:

Annie Gasparro, reporter covering news and trends in the food industry at the Wall Street Journal; she tweets @Annie_Gasparro

Ron Fong, president and CEO of the California Grocers Association, a statewide trade group representing over 300 retailers operating more than 6,000 brick-and-mortar stores as well as a number of grocery supply companies