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They play "inventory" games in southern cal. Every few weeks they re-arrange the floor. No shortages, just low floor stocked items.
I see the same juggling at all of the stores. Mind games.
at stores near me, i can get the items i want but:
dry cat food: the selection is 'thin', many 'sale items' are gone, maybe they never arrived
produce: generally always has a good selection of the typical items, some seasonal items are still arriving with regularity
meat: a few weeks back: bacon packs were on sale for ... $5 a pack iirc...we got a lot, the butcher counters / meat selection is good
generally: Double Face, that's a term where, if the shelves are low on a product, you would slide the price tag over and then Double Face the product that lives right next door to give the illusion the shelves are full
Less Stock behind the Double Face items: today, the items available for the customers to grab are not spilling over behind the slower moving products...when a shelf is 'overstocked', this helps the stockers empty boxes and allows the faster selling items (sometimes they're slower selling items) but it allows the items people want, to be available, even if they have to reach for it, they will

no one around me is going to 'starve' anytime soon. . .but the signs are there, we're not in yesterdays world any more
 

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store shelves are still well stocked around here
They are here too. I have been on the youtube again picking the subject apart. From what I am hearing the cracks will start late summer and by October the fun will start. Who knows???? Its better to be prepared. I have been organizing shelves and rotating preps today. I'm about done. I'm still short on ammo and that will be the last thing I buy for a while. I think we are in the eye of the hurricane. The pandemic is passing and we have a little time before the next level of hell is unleashed. I suggest we all enjoy that time.
 

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at stores near me, i can get the items i want but:
dry cat food: the selection is 'thin', many 'sale items' are gone, maybe they never arrived
produce: generally always has a good selection of the typical items, some seasonal items are still arriving with regularity
meat: a few weeks back: bacon packs were on sale for ... $5 a pack iirc...we got a lot, the butcher counters / meat selection is good
generally: Double Face, that's a term where, if the shelves are low on a product, you would slide the price tag over and then Double Face the product that lives right next door to give the illusion the shelves are full
Less Stock behind the Double Face items: today, the items available for the customers to grab are not spilling over behind the slower moving products...when a shelf is 'overstocked', this helps the stockers empty boxes and allows the faster selling items (sometimes they're slower selling items) but it allows the items people want, to be available, even if they have to reach for it, they will

no one around me is going to 'starve' anytime soon. . .but the signs are there, we're not in yesterdays world any more
I delt with the cat food buy ordering online. I had to check daily and wait for things to come in stock. I have 8 months worth of Friskies pate. Yes, my cat is a priority :)
 

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I delt with the cat food buy ordering online. I had to check daily and wait for things to come in stock. I have 8 months worth of Friskies pate. Yes, my cat is a priority :)

At least you said “cat” not “cats.”

Otherwise…just saying.
 

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I delt with the cat food buy ordering online. I had to check daily and wait for things to come in stock. I have 8 months worth of Friskies pate. Yes, my cat is a priority :)
And you always have spare tuna fish paste or meat mix if the cat dies. ;)
 

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I delt with the cat food buy ordering online. I had to check daily and wait for things to come in stock. I have 8 months worth of Friskies pate. Yes, my cat is a priority :)

I’ve got a dedicated freezer full of the 2lb bags of Costco shrimp and a dedicated pantry for the fancy feast, tuna fish and dry. Priorities are in order
 
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I read about this, about everyone buying pet food online, and I just think of Pets.com.

Remember them? One of the failed web startups. Gonna get rich by selling pet food, cat litter, the like, online.

They got some vulture-capital seed money, and burned right through it.

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Why did they fail? The cost of shipping bulky, heavy items - foods and cat litter - made it an un-economical prospect. And anyway, a trip out to get pet food was, at worst, a very-minor annoyance. Often it was a trip to the pet store, often with the dog along.

Here we are, 22 years later...and now that same concept would fly high.
 

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I read about this, about everyone buying pet food online, and I just think of Pets.com.

Remember them? One of the failed web startups. Gonna get rich by selling pet food, cat litter, the like, online.

They got some vulture-capital seed money, and burned right through it.

petshome.jpg


Why did they fail? The cost of shipping bulky, heavy items - foods and cat litter - made it an un-economical prospect. And anyway, a trip out to get pet food was, at worst, a very-minor annoyance. Often it was a trip to the pet store, often with the dog along.

Here we are, 22 years later...and now that same concept would fly high.
You can’t find it the store most days
 

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I read about this, about everyone buying pet food online, and I just think of Pets.com.

Remember them? One of the failed web startups. Gonna get rich by selling pet food, cat litter, the like, online.

Why did they fail? The cost of shipping bulky, heavy items - foods and cat litter - made it an un-economical prospect. And anyway, a trip out to get pet food was, at worst, a very-minor annoyance. Often it was a trip to the pet store, often with the dog along.

Here we are, 22 years later...and now that same concept would fly high.
It is flying high. See chewy.com.
Tractor Supply has always had a good supply of pet food...they are not suffering shortages.
 

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SHTF, I'm eating the dog food. I was self trained watching madmax.
i believe you're ready for the next season of 'survivor'...worth a million dollars

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Yeah even chewy is out of stock on a lot of stuff
 

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They play "inventory" games in southern cal. Every few weeks they re-arrange the floor. No shortages, just low floor stocked items.
I see the same juggling at all of the stores. Mind games.
Yes. It's always a few "out of stock" items that rotate around to make people think it's not a food shortage, just a one or two item supply chain issue.
 

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It is flying high. See chewy.com.
Tractor Supply has always had a good supply of pet food...they are not suffering shortages.
Ace Hardware, locally, has pet supplies, too. Along with a bin of large and small dog biscuits - "for our four-legged customers." Custom is to give your dog a bite, once in. The area, populated with Californians, is dog-crazy.

I wonder if it's because Tractor Supply, and Ace, and Murdoch's and other places like that, are second-tier choices; or is it that the Woketards' solicitations to Woke businesses, didn't hit all of them? This all seems to me like more engineered pfuk-pfuk. NOTHING these shifferbrains do or say, is real.
 

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Yeah even chewy is out of stock on a lot of stuff
Its way better now for cat food. I'm taking advantage while its available.
 

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Another false flag shooting at a supermarket. It appears the cabal is making food shopping a risky experience and that will cause the sheep to hunker down under their beds rather than be caught 'dead' at the market.

It's all related folks! All part of the fear psych-op! The sheep are putty in their hands

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Speaking of pets and grocery stores? Does anyone else find it disgusting having animals roaming around a food store? Especially produce with all the fur and dander getting on the food?

Was at the grocery store a few weeks ago and some woketard dog mom/dad let Fido crap in the middle of the store and the kibbles were smeared/spread out over a 15 foot radius.
 

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Speaking of pets and grocery stores? Does anyone else find it disgusting having animals roaming around a food store? Especially produce with all the fur and dander getting on the food?

Was at the grocery store a few weeks ago and some woketard dog mom/dad let Fido crap in the middle of the store and the kibbles were smeared/spread out over a 15 foot radius.
Yes. And, coming here, it was a new thing. A California thing, imported.

I'm well familiar with California, having done my Navy time and my early railroad years working there...but both times, grocery stores were mostly not used. The Navy feeds their people, or pretends to. As a railroad contractor's employee...I got per diem and lodging, at the dive-dump motel of our choice. Meals were Dennys or Perkins, or sometimes we'd grab canned goods while getting other supplies.

And that was many years ago. Since then, childless California yuppies have gone dog-crazy. And since THEN, it's moved out here.

And yes, occasionally, there's some ijit bringing in an untrained dog with one of those Amazon-bought "SERVICE ANIMAL" vests. Piddling somewhere. Thank Gaia it doesn't happen often - if I saw it more I'd start ordering groceries online - but it does happen, and I've reduced my Walmart exposure proportionately. They're now my vendor for coffee and frozen-food products, nothing else.
 

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Whoever invented the term 'fur baby' needs to be stabbed to death with a screwdriver.
 
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Another false flag shooting at a supermarket. It appears the cabal is making food shopping a risky experience and that will cause the sheep to hunker down under their beds rather than be caught 'dead' at the market.

It's all related folks! All part of the fear psych-op! The sheep are putty in their hands

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You got some fur babies.....is that what yer saying?

:belly laugh:

I have numerous pets myself, but no fur babies.
 

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Speaking of pets and grocery stores? Does anyone else find it disgusting having animals roaming around a food store? Especially produce with all the fur and dander getting on the food?

Was at the grocery store a few weeks ago and some woketard dog mom/dad let Fido crap in the middle of the store and the kibbles were smeared/spread out over a 15 foot radius.
It's against the law in some states to have animals in stores grocery stores and department stores but many of them don't enforce the role so if you happen to be in a store and get bit by one of the dogs that you happen to pet you have a lot of ownership in that store
 

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You got some fur babies.....is that what yer saying?

:belly laugh:

I have numerous pets myself, but no fur babies.
Me in 20 years.. so watch your step.


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Ill trade you 150 corydoras catfish for that cat.
 

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We are still having intermittent shortages at our local grocery stores.
Pasta/spaghetti shelves are thin. Certain brands completely out of stock for months.
Honey Bunches of Oats cereal. Out of stock for 2 or 3 weeks, then back on the shelf.
Marie Callender pot pies. Same as above.
Pillsbury biscuits. Same as above.
Onions. Hit and miss. None one day, then back in stock few days later.
Grapes. Same as above.
Califlower, same as above.
Club crackers. Were out of stock for several weeks.
Planters honey roasted peanuts. Same as above.
Some frozen vegetables have been out of stock for a month or more. Can't find Lima Beans. (Don't want canned.)

Gerber baby formula. (for the Granddaughter). I traveled a 50 mile radius around here and bought what I could find. Spent about $500.
Got one can here, two there, etc. Most stores have none.

Big price increases for all meats. Guessing 50% increase over one year ago.
 

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Ill trade you 150 corydoras catfish for that cat.
My cat is a killer.. He ate two of my ornamental goldfish in the fish pond. It was a tense time in our relationship. Ill keep the cat you keep the fish.
 

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All this talk about cats makes me remember to buy some canned tuna fish when I go shopping.
 

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You would think National law enforcement would begin to suspect a plot was afoot....
the perpetrators control National law enforcement!!!
 

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The "law enforcement" response

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I went to Big Lots yesterday. OMG the prices on food there were absurd. Way worse than the grocery store. They have gone from being a bargain store to trying to go mainstream. There was not a single item in the store I could not find cheaper somewhere else. This is another company who has forgot its purpose. My guess is the new Big Lots will not survive the retail slaughter coming up.
 

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i believe you're ready for the next season of 'survivor'...worth a million dollars

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or ALONE which is starting their new season next week. On the HISTORY CHANNEL in the US.