Could We Face Another Round of Grocery Shortages as COVID Cases Spike?
by Nada Sanders
As coronavirus cases continue to spike across Massachusetts and the country, it raises an important question — are we going to see shortages of toilet paper and other grocery store staples like we did during the spring surge?
Probably not, at least according to area grocery store chains. This time around, they said they’re ready for another round of shutdowns and quarantine, should it come to that.
“The level of panic may not be as much as it was in the spring, but I think the consumer demand will be as high through the holidays. Once we are done with the holidays, we are going to start seeing a dip back to normalcy,” said Nada R. Sanders, professor of supply chain management at Northeastern University.