The Real (And Hidden) Reasons Grocery Store Shelves Are Empty

Grocery store shelves are empty across the United States and the reasons are much more complex than that your neighbors over-purchased. The real reasons are hidden in a web of supply and demand forces, and your fellow shoppers are only one piece of the puzzle.

Empty toilet paper shelves at Target in Centennial, Colorado on March 12, 2020. (Photo by John G. Swift)

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