‘Pandemic Pallets’ filled with stockpiled items are reportedly gaining popularity at grocery stores ahead of the winter months
- Some grocers are starting to compile “pandemic pallets” as they prepare for another possible surge in cases during the winter, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal.
- Some pallets are reportedly focused on food, while others are for cleaning supplies and other goods to keep buyers healthy.
- While food shortages aren’t as common as they were earlier this year, grocery stores could still see some limited variety.
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While the fall season started just last week, grocery stores are already preparing for winter.
“Pandemic Pallets” are gaining more traction, with grocers preparing for worst and stocking the wooden storage structures with items that could be in high demand around Thanksgiving, and even Christmas, according to the Wall Street Journal. The goods being stockpiled on the pallets range from cleaning supplies to dry goods, the report said.
While the pallets vary in nature, their overall purpose remains the same: ensuring grocery stores will be able to handle demand if shoppers begin to “panic buy” as they did in March if COVID-19 cases spike in the winter. In the past week, coronavirus cases have risen in 21 states, …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]