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Shortages of food?

Postby woodchuck » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:25 am

I live in Huaral & have been finding shortages of food items - sliced bread, cereal, etc.
The stores tell me it is due to the factories being closed in Lima or the trucks not delivering.
What are you seeing at your local supermercados?
Do the big guys (Plaza Vea, Tottus, Metro, Wong) have regional distribution centers?
Will this supply problem be addressed soon?
Thanks.


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Re: Shortages of food?

Postby windsportinperu » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:37 pm

Today I bought at Metro. Everything is as usual.

The supplies are 100% the same as before the Crisis, with the exception that is not allowed massive byers inside the warehouse

Probably after Panic Buying there are some shortage, but hope will be replenish soon in Huaral
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Re: Shortages of food?

Postby woodchuck » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:09 pm

That is good to know but how are is the food being delivered?
Are truck allowed on the highway?
The panic buying should have been controlled & enforced.
Thanks for your help.
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Re: Shortages of food?

Postby Alan » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:44 pm

There are certainly no shortages, but I couldn´t find some items when I went last week. Whole Gloria milk, red peppers, panela... Certainly not a problem, but it does let one reflect on how much we take the supply chain for granted.

I needed to go to the bank today. Absolutely empty, which is strange for the last day of the month. There was a bench pushed up against the tellers window in order to force people to stand back. Also, the fingerprint reader had been removed, which brings me to the word-of-the-day:

Fomite (which rhymes with ‘toe blight’) is “an object (such as a dish or a doorknob) that may be contaminated with infectious organisms and serve in their transmission.”

Good to know.

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Re: Shortages of food?

Postby woodchuck » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:18 am

Thanks for your info Alan.
I guess living in Huaral any shortages are magnified due to the distance from Lima.
Are large semi-trucks allowed on the highways?
Thanks again Alan.
PS - Plaza Vea still has the whole rotisserie chicken for 9.90 soles - a fantastic price!
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Re: Shortages of food?

Postby Alan » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:59 am

woodchuck wrote:Thanks for your info Alan.
I guess living in Huaral any shortages are magnified due to the distance from Lima.
Are large semi-trucks allowed on the highways?
Thanks again Alan.


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