Canned goods

Canned goods and other shelf-stable foods are proving most popular as shoppers stock up during the recent upswing in coronavirus.

Surging coronavirus cases and a rebound of lockdowns in some parts of the West are again leading to bare grocery store shelves as grocers struggle to keep popular items — mostly shelf-stable foods — in stock.

The first rush on grocery stores was more obvious. Shelves were bare; customers hoarded toilet paper, and the retail food sector saw eight years' worth of spending growth in March alone, according to the Food Industry Association.

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