Written by Jessica Hartogs
While toilet paper may have been the most sought-after item at the beginning of the pandemic, five months later some grocery items are still in high demand. The supermarket industry could face about $10 billion in lost revenue if shelves remain 90% full for half of the year, says The Wall Street Journal. Approximately 10% of items remain out of stock — compared with 5% to 7% pre-pandemic, with baking ingredients and paper towels still a hot commodity. Two-for-one promotions have also mostly been cut, although are slowly reappearing over the summer.
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