It’s like the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak all over again in Texas as grocery stores struggle to keep up with demand, declaring a grocery shortage.
Shelves are cleared out and many essentials are no longer available, when will stores stock up again? Here’s what we know!
When the winter storm hit Texas, residents raced to grocery stores to stock up on essentials such as meat, eggs, water, and, you guessed it, toilet paper. Needless to say, there was not much left after day one of the storm.
Even today, Feb. 22, 2021, Walmart is canceling grocery pickups as they can’t fulfill orders (trust me, I can relate, and it’s not fun). And store shelves there and all other grocery stores are also mainly empty. Is the end to this second grocery shortage coming soon? Don’t worry, foodie friends!
When is the grocery shortage over?
In short, very soon! How soon? Possibly this week! Unlike the outbreak, this isn’t something that is ongoing, we won’t be seeing store shelves for weeks. In fact, you may see more availability as soon as Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.
As more residents get their power back, there’s less of a need to stockpile groceries, this means companies will be able to stock up again just fine.
Most stores stock up Monday-Wednesday, so by the end of the week, we may all be able to check everything off our grocery list! Please keep in mind, though, not to get too much! This will allow everyone to get their share.
Which grocery stores have you visited that are cleared out? As we reported earlier, Uber Eats, DoorDash, and other food delivery services were also not available last week, but should pick up again this week as well.