The extreme shopping putting a strain on the supply chain of materials that can help in controlling spread of Corona.
We’ve seen the images of people so-called panic buying and grocery stores around the country and it did get us thinking.
The extreme shopping putting a strain on the supply chain.News 4’s Bryan Thompson giving us an exclusive look at how one stores warehouse is stocking up during the outbreak.
The war of electric forklifts is non-stop in this and nine other shop light warehouses across New Jersey and Pennsylvania, 2,000 warehouse workers are now covering shifts 24/7 they have really stepped up they are coming in when we need them they’re working plenty of overtime inside this Elizabeth warehouse.There’s all the paper products you could possibly use all the bottled water you could possibly drink these workers empty truckload after truckload from the suppliers and push them out to retail stores.
We deal with the major vendors and as you can see we have plenty of supply in our facilities.They’re bringing it in yes for all the lines and empty shelves you’ve seen just look at this dance of the forklifts a warehouse ballet straining to keep up with a 50% surge in demand across dozens of stores from Philadelphia to New York City.Individual store orders quickly filled and loaded but Shop Rite has never seen anything like this.The biggest event that we had prior to this was Sandy but this is definitely much much more volume and they’re hiring these are Shop Rite employees in training.
Actually employees from offices and elsewhere within the company learning how to operate the forklift but there aren’t enough of them we have over two thousand associates working in all of our tents and you need more and today and tomorrow.Yes this ramped up to meet demand is two weeks old now.But even with a limit of just two items for the most popular products shop right just can’t predict when all of this will come to an end in Elizabeth.