Handbasket Report: Grocery Edition

Went to Target today to add to my pantry. Mine had been 1/3 depleted through food bank donations, so I looked for a wide range of items.

Almost everything has a much closer expiration date than I’m used to. April? Really? This suggests at least three possibilities- that stores are using up whatever meager warehouse stocks they had, that consumers have slowed buying to the point that turnaround dates are catching up, and certainly that manufacturers are not making new goods. None of these makes me want to go out and buy a Chevrolet.

Prices are higher than they were at Thanksgiving, despite rumours of deflation. Yes, I am using the European spelling for the drama. These are dramatic times.

Sybil

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