FOOD Report food & grocery shortages / price increases here: 2022 Edition

FireDance

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Ordered Premain (Hormone Replacement Therapy) last week, Walgreen’s did not have in stock. This week they wanted $114 (medicare/tricare) for it. Redirected prescription to Express Scripts, can’t fill until early OCTOBER! Also ordered pain meds that you put in your cheek to dissolve. Again, Walgreen’s did not have it in.
This is going to make for a very grumpy grandma in September.
Try going to a compounding pharmacy or a mom and pop place. Independently owned. They will usually work to get what you need. Call them with your list first. You DO NOT want to withdraw from these things. You’ll be more than grumpy. Just call around, but leave CVS, Walgreens and Walmart off the list. I have a friend on pain management and she was calling the larger stores for DAYS and MILES away from her. Finally found a compounding/mom & pop locally owned down the street who could fill it. I don’t like large pharmacies AT ALL. Mainly because their corporate policies and procedures prevent them from doing a LOT of things we have come to expect from the service oriented pharmacies of old. They are also too busy. EASY to make a mistake in that environment.
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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Ordered Premain (Hormone Replacement Therapy) last week, Walgreen’s did not have in stock. This week they wanted $114 (medicare/tricare) for it. Redirected prescription to Express Scripts, can’t fill until early OCTOBER! Also ordered pain meds that you put in your cheek to dissolve. Again, Walgreen’s did not have it in.
This is going to make for a very grumpy grandma in September.
I have no idea if this can help, but Premarin can be purchased from AllDayChemist. Premarin .625 mg Online | Buy At AlldayChemist

Summerthyme
 

joannita

Veteran Member
Try going to a compounding pharmacy or a mom and pop place. Independently owned. They will usually work to get what you need. Call them with your list first. You DO NOT want to withdraw from these things. You’ll be more than grumpy. Just call around, but leave CVS, Walgreens and Walmart off the list. I have a friend on pain management and she was calling the larger stores for DAYS and MILES away from her. Finally found a compounding/mom & pop locally owned down the street who could fill it. I don’t like large pharmacies AT ALL. Mainly because their corporate policies and procedures prevent them from doing a LOT of things we have come to expect from the service oriented pharmacies of old. They are also too busy. EASY to make a mistake in that environment.
Yep; and mistakes, SERIOUS mistakes are made...
 

mzkitty

I give up.
Finally got to my fav thrift store. OMG, I did so good, and the prices weren't up. I spent $60 on myself.

For that I got:

5 really nice long-sleeved blouses, one of them silk, one rayon, one cotton and the other two poly/mix, but pretty.

1 Calvin Klein long-sleeve cardigan, black, with pockets, looks new but the tag wasn't on it.

2 light-weight fall jackets, one sand-colored, the other darkish brown.

1 Heavy-duty-ish wintery jacket, in mulberry. I love it, it's kind of different.

Then I spent $12 on a winter hoodie for my son, it's nice and fresh-looking. He likes it.

Think I did good?

:lol:
 

SAPPHIRE

Veteran Member
Mzkitty: you did well..........although most thrift stores are RAISING prices, there are bargains....sometimes I find items dh needs for bed baths, no rinse cleansers and that kind of stuff way cheaper than local med suppliers........keep on shopping for stuff which will last & last.......
 

school marm

Senior Member
Weekly shopping trip to Smith's in NE NV. For our family of 4 plus adult kids for weekend dinners, I spent $89 today, less than normal. About $25 of that was for meat (mostly short-dated and discounted) and another $20 for produce. Prices continue to skyrocket on everything, but fortunately, we are very well stocked. That allows us the luxury of stocking up on good deals when we find them. This store has a strict policy of not selling anything out of date and discounting short-dated products (except meat, grrr) by 50% or more. Today I scored a dozen containers of parmesan cheese for $1.49. (Best by September 2022, but so what? It'll keep very well in the freezer.), some Worcestershire sauce, and other odds and ends.

The shelves are definitely looking thinner, and dairy often looks the worst.
 

Lei

Veteran Member
Costco on Big Island near Kona...no tuna. Lunch at our favorite sushi place $3 more than last time and the quality was not what it had been. Lunch at our favorite Chinese. place in Waimea $4 more and quality less. Subway footlong ham $11 and bread was thin lettuce turning brown . About time to give up eating out.

30 years ago we took cold sandwiches and cold drinks in a small cooler when ever we left home for any length of time. It maybe time to return to that habit.
 

Old Gray Mare

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Yesterday Costco (Oahu) line of cars for gas out onto the street. We went today it wasn't as bad. There was plenty of food to be had but there were types of foods put in places it wouldn't normally be found. There were bits and bobs of one time products that hadn't sold tucked in here and there. The center area in front of the freezers had big stacks of cases. It was like suddenly they gotten a big shipment in. The price per item of our grocery order was $12.50 that's up about $2.00 per item over the last three months.

Is there is an Asian holiday coming up? There were a lot of products that seemed to be aimed at that market segment.
 
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helen

Panic Sex Lady
Delivery of CO2 was not available in NW Arkansas for a second day Thursday 8/4. National headquarters told the local distributor that CO2 will be rationed if and and when the manufacturer resumes.

Driver friend was told they will try to keep him, but they may have to lay off the other drivers. This was on only the second day of the shortage.
 

Betty_Rose

Veteran Member
For many reasons, I am a big fan of precut grapefruit sold by Del Monte. It’s just NOT been available for a time.

The clerk told me that as soon as they get it in, it’s gone within a couple hours.
 

SouthernBreeze

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I'm happy to report that at our local Sam's, Food Giant, and Walmart, there was an abundance of everything. So much stock that pallets were blocking the aisles in places at each store. I have no idea how long this will last, but so far, we're not experiencing all the shortages everyone else is. Not to become complacent about it, I'm continuing to stock while it's available. Gas was cheaper, too. $3.38/gal for regular.

Tupelo, MS
 

tiredude

Veteran Member
Costco on Big Island near Kona...no tuna. Lunch at our favorite sushi place $3 more than last time and the quality was not what it had been. Lunch at our favorite Chinese. place in Waimea $4 more and quality less. Subway footlong ham $11 and bread was thin lettuce turning brown . About time to give up eating out.

30 years ago we took cold sandwiches and cold drinks in a small cooler when ever we left home for any length of time. It maybe time to return to that habit.
i just bought my small travel cooler for the car 3 days ago...... (have you priced lunchmeat lately? uhhhh)
 

amazon

Veteran Member
Went to Sams, Aldi and WM this AM. The usual gaps, but mostly well stocked. WM had new stock piled all around. I was chatting with checkout girl. She said manager told her they just got in supplies they ordered 2 years ago. Maybe some sales are in our future? She said there was a ton of stuff in the back, but it's not food. Mostly office supplies.
 

school marm

Senior Member

Plain Instant Oatmeal
1/2 cup quick oats
1 tablespoon dry milk
1 tablespoon sugar (brown sugar is good, too)
pinch of salt

To prepare: Pour contents of oatmeal packet into a mug or bowl. Add 3/4 cup boiling water, stir, and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

Flavor variations:
Apple-Cinnamon
--Add 2 tablespoons dried or 1/4 cup freeze-dried apples and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
Apricot-Ginger--Add 2 tablespoons chopped dried apricots and 1/4 teaspoon ginger.
Blueberry--Add 2 tablespoons dried or 1/4 cup freeze-dried blueberries.
Cranberry-Walnut--Add 2 tablespoons dried cranberries and 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts.
Peanut Butter-Banana--Add 1 tablespoon peanut butter powder and 1/4 cup chopped freeze-dried bananas.
Pineapple-Coconut--Add 2 tablespoons dehydrated pineapple and 1 tablespoon coconut.
Raspberry--Add 1/4 cup freeze-dried raspberries.
Strawberry-Banana
--Add 2 tablespoons each freeze-dried strawberries and bananas.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB

Plain Instant Oatmeal
1/2 cup quick oats
1 tablespoon dry milk
1 tablespoon sugar (brown sugar is good, too)
pinch of salt

To prepare: Pour contents of oatmeal packet into a mug or bowl. Add 3/4 cup boiling water, stir, and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

Flavor variations:
Apple-Cinnamon
--Add 2 tablespoons dried or 1/4 cup freeze-dried apples and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
Apricot-Ginger--Add 2 tablespoons chopped dried apricots and 1/4 teaspoon ginger.
Blueberry--Add 2 tablespoons dried or 1/4 cup freeze-dried blueberries.
Cranberry-Walnut--Add 2 tablespoons dried cranberries and 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts.
Peanut Butter-Banana--Add 1 tablespoon peanut butter powder and 1/4 cup chopped freeze-dried bananas.
Pineapple-Coconut--Add 2 tablespoons dehydrated pineapple and 1 tablespoon coconut.
Raspberry--Add 1/4 cup freeze-dried raspberries.
Strawberry-Banana
--Add 2 tablespoons each freeze-dried strawberries and bananas.
Unfortunately most of the nutrition is processed out of quick oats, but I'd say they are superior to any boxed cereal.
 

MrsClaus

Keeper of all things
Aldi today along I70 in Illinois, no sugar and no spaghetti. Ramen noodle section at Walmart was almost empty.
 

rafter

Since 1999
Aldi today along I70 in Illinois, no sugar and no spaghetti. Ramen noodle section at Walmart was almost empty.
The lack of sugar at Aldi seems to be more than a local thing. In central Mo there has been no sugar for at least a week at Aldi.

Any other Aldi shoppers seeing it?
 

ainitfunny

Saved, to glorify God.
If you are not having any OTHER fat at a meal, (like an oatmeal breakfast) put a pat of butter on it, or your veggies at dinner or supper or some other food, because some of the vitamins( A,D,E, and K,) in you food are only fat soluble and won't be absorbed as well by your body without a LITTLE concurrent fat.
 
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helen

Panic Sex Lady
Per husband's friend - CO2 in NW Arkansas will be rationed to delivery services for at least ten weeks due to a national supply shortage. The facilities desperately need upgrades that are subject to equipment and manpower shortages.
 

vessie

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Yesterday Costco (Oahu) line of cars for gas out onto the street. We went today it wasn't as bad. There was plenty of food to be had but there were types of foods put in places it wouldn't normally be found. There were bits and bobs of one time products that hadn't sold tucked in here and there. The center area in front of the freezers had big stacks of cases. It was like suddenly they gotten a big shipment in. The price per item of our grocery order was $12.50 that's up about $2.00 per item over the last three months.

Is there is an Asian holiday coming up? There were a lot of products that seemed to be aimed at that market segment.
The Obon. Bon Odori. V
 

closet squirrel

Veteran Member
The lack of sugar at Aldi seems to be more than a local thing. In central Mo there has been no sugar for at least a week at Aldi.

Any other Aldi shoppers seeing it?

i did two Aldi Instacart orders this week (they sent me $10 off $30 discount codes). Things they didn’t have:
Granola bars
Sugar
Frozen hash browns
Steak sauce
Triscuit type crackers
 

mzkitty

I give up.
I was at Wegmans yesterday. They had a lot of all kinds of sugar. I bought a 5 lb. bag of Domino pure cane sugar for about $3.00. Worth it to me. Seems like they've also expanded their sugar substitute section too, like Stevia, etc. I don't buy that.

I forgot brown sugar though.
 

Keric4

Contributing Member
The lack of sugar at Aldi seems to be more than a local thing. In central Mo there has been no sugar for at least a week at Aldi.

Any other Aldi shoppers seeing it?

My Aldi ( Florida, east coast) had a full pallet of sugar when I was in there this past Wednesday.
What I did notice was the price jump in the canisters of rolled oats. They were $2.55 for the longest time and now the price is $5.49! Glad I stocked up when I did. There was a youtube channel awhile back ( cant recall), that said watch the price of oats. When that starts going up, watch out!
 

Dinghy

Veteran Member
The lack of sugar at Aldi seems to be more than a local thing. In central Mo there has been no sugar for at least a week at Aldi.

Any other Aldi shoppers seeing it?
I went to the Aldi in my area yesterday. They had no sugar at all, and also none of their chocolates. The store is being remodeled, and there was very little meat or frozen items. They had tarps hanging on three sides of the store.
 

FREEBIRD

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I went to the Aldi in my area yesterday. They had no sugar at all, and also none of their chocolates. The store is being remodeled, and there was very little meat or frozen items. They had tarps hanging on three sides of the store.
When Aldi remodels a store they cut back severely on what is shipped in to that store, for the duration of the remodeling process.
 

CapeCMom

Veteran Member
There is a guy on YouTube that I have been watching. The channel is adventures with Danno. He goes to all of the different grocery chains and big box stores to keep track of prices. He lets you know about sales etc and what’s a good deal. He really knows his prices! I have been noticing that grocery prices here are starting to come down. I know the tourists are starting to leave and that DOES make a difference at our stores but I have been surprised that things are coming down. I also have noted on the different YouTube channels the shortages that you guys are suffering from….I am saying it again. I think it’s a red state blue state thing. Things are usually stuffed to the rafters here and our prices believe it or not are a lot of times better than yours. Usually it’s the opposite. I am wondering if my area is somehow being protected because of the politicians, celebrities , and Uber rich people that have houses here. They are making sure our stuff stays stocked because of their own needs…just food for thought.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
There is a guy on YouTube that I have been watching. The channel is adventures with Danno. He goes to all of the different grocery chains and big box stores to keep track of prices. He lets you know about sales etc and what’s a good deal. He really knows his prices! I have been noticing that grocery prices here are starting to come down. I know the tourists are starting to leave and that DOES make a difference at our stores but I have been surprised that things are coming down. I also have noted on the different YouTube channels the shortages that you guys are suffering from….I am saying it again. I think it’s a red state blue state thing. Things are usually stuffed to the rafters here and our prices believe it or not are a lot of times better than yours. Usually it’s the opposite. I am wondering if my area is somehow being protected because of the politicians, celebrities , and Uber rich people that have houses here. They are making sure our stuff stays stocked because of their own needs…just food for thought.
Thanks for the headsup on adventures with Danno, I'm going to check it out.
 
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