I had to do some grocery shopping after work the two days ago. I ran into Walmart for two items, and the meat section was less than 25% full. Grabbed the items I needed and got out.
Went into my regular grocer, and noticed their meat section was jam-packed. I’m thinkin, “What the heck?!” As I looked closer, I discovered that their entire grassfed beef section/organic beef section/and top cuts of beef - we all pack with FRESH FISH!!! The refrigerated area across the aise where the fish normally found was packed with the fake crab meat packets, Bob Evans sides (and some other brands of side dishes), and other oddities.
On Thursday, we were a little short-handed at work when one of our refrigerated shipments arrived, so I ended up checking in the cold and frozen items, then stocking them. We received less than 50% of the meat items that were ordered. On the invoice, the missing items had a note in the margin “manf out of stock”.
As for us, we’ve had more calls and requests for beef in the last two weeks than we do during our regular fall season. One guy wanted to buy a cow on the hoof.
Last evening, our governor extended the stay at home order until June 12 or 19th. However, the upper peninsula has been allowed to open up with limited capacities. With only 2 cases in our four-county area, I’d say its about time! The Mackinac bridge was bottlenecked Thursday and Friday, so I don’t know how many vacationers are on their way up here - but dang! Its gonna be a busy day at work!
Hot dogs and hamburgers are going to be sold out before long.