Dartmouth, stable of Fairhaven toilet paper supplies – for now

You may have noticed that some items are rare or completely missing from the store shelves here along the south coast. Federal authorities are advising consumers not to panic.

Toilet paper is a concern for most of us. Who can forget the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020?

As of midday on Tuesday, supplies appear to be holding here along the southern coast, although there is evidence that demand may be catching up with supply.

A Target check in Dartmouth showed partially empty shelves in the toilet paper aisle.

The shelves at Dartmouth Target are running out of toilet paper and paper goods.

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Target in Dartmouth is running out of toilet paper.

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Charmin still seems well stocked at Dartmouth Target.

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Walmart of Dartmouth faced a similar situation.

Toilet paper is running out at Dartmouth Walmart.

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Stop & Shop in Fairhaven also showed signs that trouble could be on the way.

The Dartmouth Stop & Shop is running out of paper.

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Some brands of toilet paper are starting to run out at the Dartmouth Stop & Shop

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Stop & Shop also faced a shortage of paper plates on Tuesday and a decrease in the quantity of tissues.

Paper goods are running out at Dartmouth Stop & Shop

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Some brands of tissues are running out at the Dartmouth Stop & Shop

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On Tuesday, we told you about a chicken shortage plaguing the Market Basket store in New Bedford. Bad weather across the country has disrupted the delivery of many things, including chicken. As a result, there was a limited supply of fresh chicken and no rotisserie chicken available for customers on Monday afternoon.

Cat food, especially Fancy Feast canned cat food, is another hard-to-find item these days. Several stores, including Market Basket and Stop & Shop in Fairhaven, seem to struggle with this one.

Birds Eye frozen vegetables are also in short supply, and Reuters reports that the company’s CEO, Sean Connolly, told investors that “supplies may be tight for at least the next month due to Omnicron-related absences.”

Weather, labor shortages, trucking and supply chain issues have combined to create a nightmare for retailers and consumers alike, and it looks like it could last for quite some time.

Remember when we tell you about shortages at New Bedford area retail and grocery stores, those conditions exist right now, but things can change from day to day and from one store to another.

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