You can thank Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the rest of the Biden administration for your lean-looking Thanksgiving table this year; supply chain issues are making holiday staples difficult to find.
According to the Wall Street Journal, “Supplies of food and household items are 11% lower than normal as of Oct. 31, according to data from market-research firm IRI. That figure isn’t far from the bare shelves of March 2020, when supplies were down 13%.”
“Although U.S. supermarket operators started purchasing holiday items early, aiming to avoid shortages, many holiday essentials are already in short supply,” WSJ adds.
Turkeys were over 60% out of stock by the end of October; cranberry sauce cans are 20% out of stock and in decline; even sweet potatoes and yams are getting harder to find. And dessert? Well, just be sure to grab any pie you can find as it won’t be so easy in a couple weeks.
Between supply chain shortages and COVID mandates, this is shaping up to be a very difficult holiday season. But hey, if you’re lucky, you can see your family over zoom.