Most everybody knows Hubby and I are working for Instacart. That means we shop at a bunch of different grocery stores across the area and see trends in what's in stock and what's selling out almost as fast as it hits the shelves. I'll break it down by type and what I'm seeing to try to make sense. Discount stores like Aldi, Lidl and others that carry mostly "house brands" seem to have a fairly steady supply of everything across the board. The only things that are a little hit or miss on are paper and cleaning products. They're pretty fully stocked with canned foods, produce, baking, dairy and meats. Average stores like Food Lion, Kroger, Walmart, and other chains are doing well with produce, meats, dairy, baking and some canned goods. I'm starting to see runs on canned vegetables, tomato sauce, rice and plastic bags. Paper products are getting sketchy and harder to find. High end stores like Publix, Ralph's, are good on everything except paper products. One Publix we shop at almost daily has been nearly or completely out of TP, paper towels, and trash bags for the last month or so despite limits. Sam's Club hasn't had much if anything the way of disinfecting products since this mess started. Paper products sell out as fast as they hit the shelves. I checked online and more were sold out than available. Canned foods and rice are starting to get spotty, and so is fresh meat. Amazon, Boxed and Jet are the same thing cleaning supplies and paper products. Am I alone in thinking people are still hoarding? I know manufacturers are running all out making and shipping products, and the warehouses are shipping them to the stores. So where is it all going? Should we be stocking up as well and on what? Should we stock up on the things we use or include "trade goods" as well just in case? We've decided to worry about what we use and not about things we don't. I'm expanding my list to include yeast, flour, sugar, salt and anything else that's shelf stable I might use for baking for the holidays so I don't have to worry about it later. As things change I'll try to keep track of it so we all can keep ahead of the problem.