Canned Goods Shortage beginning in Chicago? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

An employee of mine (who is a GI), brought this posted notice to my attention, for whatever it's worth. Perhaps this will prompt more GI's who are on the fence to move a little faster. When the DGI's see these notices, they'll start buying. Don't get behind 'em.

A very small sign posted in a Dominick's Fresh Food store in Palatine, IL, a large suburb of Chicago notified shoppers;

"To out valued customers:

Beacause of higher than anticipated demand, we are experiencing temporary "out-of-stock" conditions from our manufacturers on selected varieties of canned fruits and vegetables. Over the next few weeks we expect this situation to be corrected.

We are sorry for any inconvenience."

Good luck!

-- Dale (, October 21, 1999


Meanwhile ........ in the beautiful suburb of Northern WI:

My local IGA is selling vegatables at 5 CANS for $1.00. NO LIMIT.

Sure, some are from '97, (thats 1997) but you can pick up the 98 pack also. NO SHORTAGE YET.

-- Jon Johnson (, October 21, 1999.

Canned goods can last a very long time just as long as they aren't dented or leaking. I believe we will start to see some panic buying soon and the stores are well stocked getting ready for it (at least hwere I am at).

-- ~~~~~ (~~~~@~~~.xcom), October 21, 1999.

Yes..there was a great thread a year ago on prepping with grocery store canned goods, with the reminder that expiration dates are: SELL BY. Canned good undented will last you 4-5 years. Cheap prep, friends.

-- Donna (, October 21, 1999.

I don't think this is an area wide problem. I live in the area & there have been fantastic sales (some also without limits + an extra discount for purchasing by the case). I have not run into any shortages.

Dominick's is the highest priced store around, why shop there anyway?

-- Deborah (, October 21, 1999.

Most grocery shopper know that this is a standard response. This is not news.

-- Big D (, October 21, 1999.

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