Springfield Supply Delays

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WWLP) – Nearly two years into this pandemic, grocery shopping continues to be a guessing game when it comes to what’s on the shelves. 22News traveled to Springfield to find out how the customer experience had to adapt.

Adapting is the key word here, people like James Ferrari of West Springfield said it’s a reality of the grocery store these days. When asked, “What does it do when you see a product isn’t there?” He replied, “Well, I mean there’s not much you can do about it. You either have to not buy or buy something else.

The reasons why we’ve seen items missing from shelves over the past two years have varied. Whether it’s panicking about buying toilet paper and cleaning supplies or shipping backups. Here’s a sign that things could be looking up though.

Boston Harbor just underwent an $850 million makeover, marked by the arrival last Sunday of “Ever Fortune.”

It’s a ship the size of three football fields and it carries products ranging from furniture to wine. Ships of this size couldn’t dock there in the past, but this revitalization could be a game-changer.

That being said, we are not off the hook here. Federal Reserve Chairman Powell has warned that we could see supply chain issues like this at least through this summer.

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