Pick a social media platform and search the words “empty shelves,” and the results will likely be filled with photos and comments noting bare shelves at grocery stores around the U.S. In Connecticut, one Twitter user took note of the cleaned-out stock of cat food in one local store. Another noticed the difference between the available products at a Connecticut Target location and a Massachusetts Aldi store.
Some very hungry cats in the state of Connecticut but hey there's no shortage of products, right?! #cats #emptyshelves pic.twitter.com/3Jn0Z7JbBk— Avanosia (@avanosia) January 6, 2022
I was at Target in Enfield Connecticut yesterday-1/9- and the produce shelves were close to empty. I went to Aldi in West Springfield Massachusetts and the produce shelves were full to bursting. So you got my what's going on— MegB (@HierscheM) January 10, 2022
And it's not just local social media gossip: Representatives of grocery store chains with locations in Connecticut said that shoppers’ experiences are something they're witnessing firsthand.