Very well written article on disappearing grocery items from our shelves during the Pandemic that Corp are now ( then 2021 ) returning to stock. 2021, but I still see it happening at our stores so it still applies!! Check out the Sardines!Read the entire article here:https://www.eastidahonews.com/2021/08/these-foods-disappeared-from-grocery-stores-last-year-now-theyre-back/
These foods disappeared from grocery stores last year. Now they’re back
CNN logoNathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business
National Published at 7:53 pm, August 11, 2021 | Updated at 7:53 pm, August 11, 2021
At the height of the pandemic last year with restaurants closed and grocery demand soaring, consumer goods manufacturers simplified their supply chains by paring down product offerings and speeding up production lines on their most popular items. This improved companies’ ability to meet demand on key goods but meant that consumers had fewer choices on the shelves when they rushed in to stock up on groceries.
Dan Hofmeister, senior vice president of brand marketing at tuna-maker Bumble Bee, said in an email that its item count has grown 36% to 307 different items since cutting down to a low of 225 last year.
“As demand begin to normalize, we began phasing in temporarily suspended” items, Hofmeister said. Bumble Bee has recently launched new lines of tuna snacks and bowls, as well as white Albacore in olive oil and new sardine lines.
The company is seeing the most variety expansion in baking, dairy, frozen meals and salty snacks and candy, DeVol said.
“Increased snacking at home is driving the need for innovation as consumers want to try new snacks and treats,” she said.