Random bits of Knowledge with a focus on Bethesda, MD.
Sunday, March 15, 2020
So I went to the grocery store this morning....
I went food shopping early this morning and I would say there is no reason to panic about empty shelves. Yes, there were a lot of products that were out, but it seemed to be more about them being able to restock fast enough. Take the above picture, it looks like there is no bread right? But it it because there is a shortage or just because the daily bread delivery hasn't arrived? I believe it is the latter, because if you look closely you see there is bread at the far end of the shelf. That is the full stocking of Martin's potato bread products (sliced bread and various types of rolls).
While I was there I saw about 8 people stocking shelves. The two cards on the left of the above picture is full of pasta sauce and pasta noodles, straight ahead is a pallet of flour and sugar. I also saw a pallet of various types of tomatoes at the front of the store and two employees were getting ready to restock the prepared lettuces and salads.
At the time I was there they only had matchstick cut carrots which was disappointing.
I also found it interesting that there was no organic milk but plenty of non-organic milk. I don't know if that is a commentary on the people who live in Bethesda or if they had just re-stocked one type of milk and hadn't yet got to the other.