Grocers agree that it’s hard to predict which items will be unavailable in any given week.
The company that makes Sriracha told customers it will have to stop making the sauce for the next few months due to “severe weather conditions affecting the quality of chili peppers.”
Many women say store shelves that once had the menstrual essentials have been sparse for months. When they are available, tampons have been a lot more expensive recently, due in part to inflation.
Barge rates have gone up in the new year across Southeast Alaska. But the rising cost of hauling goods into coastal communities isn’t the only reason a trip to the grocery store might be more expensive.
Finding some types of ammunition has been tough recently, amid supply shortages and rumors of hoarding.
Demand for winter outdoor gear is high, but residents looking for Nordic skis, fat bikes and other winter gear are having a tough time in their search.
Recent supply chain disruptions related to the pandemic have put a snag on distribution across the West Coast, leading to shortages and higher prices.