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    Quote Originally Posted by lilpixieofterror View Post
    Every store Iíve been to had been putting limits on short supply goods, for several weeks now.
    Pretty much started this week around here AFAICT. When I grabbed a package of toilet paper yesterday for my neighbor was the first time I saw a sign saying that there was a limit (1 pack per customer).

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    Wish they introduced this in the UK a lot sooner and forced larger stores especially to enforce a max limit on certain items. They estimate an extra £1bn of food in people's homes now, so the shelves are mostly empty. This could have been avoided. Some large supermarkets have an elderly only hour first thing in the morning, and have extended the offer to NHS workers and the like. Should be been enforced, and a heck of a lot sooner.

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    Below is a link to a viral video from a NHS worker highlighting the issue

    https://www.itv.com/news/2020-03-20/...s-stockpiling/

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilpixieofterror View Post
    Every store Iíve been to had been putting limits on short supply goods, for several weeks now.
    Interesting. That is not happening here. Needs to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanD View Post
    I think inflation is far more of a concern than lack of food.
    Not so sure about that. At the current time, if I want hamburger, or milk, I have to get to the store within a few hours of when the truck gets there. Bread, early morning. Paper goods- no way to know 'cause the trucks are no longer coming at regular times.
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    Stores here are only putting limits on things NOW, 3 weeks after they should have started.


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    Quote Originally Posted by oxmixmudd View Post
    Interesting. That is not happening here. Needs to be.
    Lowes is doing it here.
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    The farmers out here in the Midwest are still working. Truckers are still moving produce down the highways. There is no shortage of food.

    Now, there may end up being a shortage of processed, non perishable food eventually because the processing plants will be on short staff. But I can survive without candy bars and potato chips for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilpixieofterror View Post
    Every store Iíve been to had been putting limits on short supply goods, for several weeks now.
    Same here. It hadn't occurred to me that a store would shoot themselves in the foot by not doing it. It's just common sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by oxmixmudd View Post
    Interesting. That is not happening here. Needs to be.
    When was the last time you went to a grocery store? If it's been a little while, I'm willing to bet they've already implemented limits since your last visit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaFille View Post
    Same here. It hadn't occurred to me that a store would shoot themselves in the foot by not doing it. It's just common sense.

    When was the last time you went to a grocery store? If it's been a little while, I'm willing to bet they've already implemented limits since your last visit.
    I have seen little rationing in my area. One side effect of rationing goods is the counter-intuitive fact that rationing exacerbates shortages, more people will buy it because it is limited in some way. That is why toilet paper is in short supply, the normal delivery schedules cannot keep up with the current demand.

    I am surprised at the number of people here who expect the stores to ration, rationing is tied to panic. If stores had instituted rationing early on, I would bet that the same posters would have condemned it: MSM was supposedly inciting hysteria in the population, Big Brother is taking away our liberties, SARS-CoV-2 is just the flu, socialist control of the population, etc.

    Meat and vegetable production is not started and stopped like a water faucet, the cows we eat today were born two years ago, the broccoli was planted a couple months ago. There has been some slow down in the processed and can foods, but not all that much. And the farm markets with locally produced food will kick in soon.

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