no chicken at publix

CORONAVIRUS: Publix Problems Continue, Cookie Rationing In Effect

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No Poultry, Limited Cereal, Cookie Control

no chicken at publix
This is where the chicken goes. There is none at Publix across the region.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — It seems to be getting worse for shoppers in south Palm Beach County hoping to find substantive food in Publix.

A mid-day Thursday spot check at the Publix at Clint Moore and 441 in West Boca Raton revealed empty shelves, no poultry, meat that isn’t what we’ll call the first choice of meat buyers, rationing on cheese, cereal, even a limit on cookies.

Publix — which prides itself on its ability to navigate logistics during hurricanes — apparently doesn’t have the ability to keep up with demand in Palm Beach County. There are similar stories throughout the region.

Cereal shelves are largely bare.

It most certainly isn’t just a Publix problem, but Publix publicly issued statements about altering hours to better stock stores. The stocking isn’t happening with any significance.

cookie rationing
Even cookies are being rationed. No, that’s not two of each Oreo flavor.

Most brand name cereal is gone. Freezers are empty. Items like yogurt are non-existent or in very short supply. Pre-packaged bread sections are empty.

cream cheese gone
There’s no brand name cream cheese, what does exist is odd-flavored off-name brands.

Part of the problem: irrational buyers — people are buying everything in site, even if they’ve never eaten it before. But the problem is also Publix which is apparently unable to leverage its corporate weight to serve its customers.


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