Thursday, March 11, 2021

AP Flour limit

Today, I stopped at Sam’s Club because I needed some more All-Purpose flour. I store two, 5 gallon buckets of AP flour. When I am at the end of one bucket, I open the second one but quickly refill the one that’s empty with new flour. This way I always have at least 25lbs of flour on hand. A 25lb bag of flour makes a little more than 25 loaves of bread.

What I did notice was Sam’s had a one 25lb bag limit! I have never seen that for flour before. What is really going on? I don’t trust the government for any truth in what they say or do. Or has Biden been messing with our trade deals?

So, I did a quick search and found this for flour and rice:

“Two large U.S. retailers slapped restrictions on purchases of bulk rice, bringing home shortfalls across the globe. Costco Wholesale Corp. , of Issaquah, Wash., and Sam's Club, a unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark., limited consumer purchases of rice at their U.S. stores this week. Wal-Mart said while Sam's has enough rice for customers, it would limit purchases to four 20-pound bags per visit "due to recent supply and demand trends." Costco limited purchases in select stores.”

Wall Street Journal link to the rest of the story:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB120898033931039125

4 comments:

  1. Gee; d'y'suppose they "know something?..."

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  2. They might just be trying to ease the price up.

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  3. It may be that with restaurants, pizza shops and small bakeries finally getting to open, Sam's is trying to have enough in stock for everyone until things become normal again.

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  4. Hmm. I haven't seen limits, but I don't shop for those quantities. Can't trust what the media says either.

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