US supermarkets have limited the sale of meat: what customers need to know
Costco and Kroger have limited the number of fresh meat products that every customer can purchase, writes Fox News.
In response to a change in consumer habits during the crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic, Costco announced last weekend that it would introduce restrictions on beef, pork, and poultry products. Previously, restrictions were introduced by the Kroger network: on May 3, “some restrictions on the sale of fresh pork and ground beef products in“ selected stores ”were announced there.
“Costco introduced restrictions on certain products to help more participants purchase the products they want and need,” wrote supermarket chain representatives on their official page. “Our customers and suppliers are working hard to provide essential consumer goods as well as consumer goods.”
For participants, this means the opportunity to buy only three fresh meat products from an assortment of beef, pork or poultry at a time.
On the subject: Unexpected pandemic effect: United States facing meat shortages
Costco's new policy is just one of several implemented in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last week of April, the network announced that as of Monday, May 4, customers will have to wear masks. The company also limited the number of guests that a club member could bring to the store and changed opening hours (however, on May 1, Costco announced that "most" of the warehouses would return to normal operation in early May).
Costco does not disclose specific reasons for restricting meat sales, although industry analysts and insiders have warned of a possible shortage of meat across the food supply chain since early April. Since then, several large national meat processing enterprises, including those operated by Smithfield Foods and Tyson Foods, have been forced to close due to outbreaks of coronavirus or personnel problems resulting from the crisis.
“Now everything is different, so in the next couple of weeks we should see how the system works,” said Sarah Little, representative of the North American Meat Institute, at the end of April. “The system has never passed the test like it has now.”
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 12 [name] => In the US [taxonomy] => category [slug] => novosti-ssha)In the U.S.
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 3506 [name] => meat [taxonomy] => post_tag [slug] => myaso)meat
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 16893 [name] => Costco [taxonomy] => post_tag [slug] => costco)Costco
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 27956 [name] => Kroger [taxonomy] => post_tag [slug] => kroger)Kroger
Read also on ForumDaily:
Let's face the crisis together and support each other
No one in the world expected a coronavirus pandemic, but she came in disrupting the usual rhythm of life and work of billions of people, causing panic and uncertainty about tomorrow.
ForumDaily also faced financial difficulties due to the loss of some advertisers due to the economic downturn and quarantine. But we are not reducing the number of materials and the mode of operation, since we want our readers to receive timely and up-to-date information in this difficult time. In addition, we support Local small businesses in the USA that suffer the most.
But ForumDaily is also a small business. Despite the loss of part of the income, we are doing our best to ensure that you are informed and armed with all the necessary knowledge to counter the pandemic and resolve other important issues during quarantine.
To maintain this rhythm of work, we need your help. We will be grateful for any amount that you are willing to allot to support our team.
Let's face the crisis together!
Security of contributions is guaranteed by the use of the highly secure Stripe system.
Always yours, ForumDaily!
Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? Subscribe to our page in Facebook. Choose the option "Priority in the show" - and read us first. And don't forget to subscribe to ForumDaily Woman and ForumDaily New York - there you will find a lot of interesting and positive information.