//
you're reading...

Cornelius News

New, new normal: More toilet paper, less spinach souffle

Bathroom tissue heaven at Harris Teeter/Old Jetton

June 4. The pandemic has sliced and diced our time in the kitchen. We’re buying dinner ready to go curbside as wells more frozen foods as we limit trips to the grocery store. Maybe that explains why there’s no Stouffer’s Spinach Souffle in Cornelius.

A Stouffer’s customer service representative said the classic is still being made and there are no known issues in production. She couldn’t explain the shortage here.

Baking and Jell-O saw a resurgence in many households, experts who watch these trends say. Frozen food is hot.

As toilet paper rests on grocery shelves a little longer now, things appear to have turned a corner to the new shopping experience of wearing face masks, staying 6 feet from anyone and higher prices.

Grocery prices rose 2.6 percent in April, the biggest increase from one month to the next since 1974, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

SURVEY

We surveyed four local stores yesterday and today. Let us know what you’d like us to survey next time by emailing corneliustoday@gmail.com or post on our Facebook page.

Food Lion (6/4/20)
Masks worn by employees–Masks covered chins, not noses
Masks worn by shoppers–50% compliance
Meat limits/restrictions–Limit 2
Sanitizer / cleaning products–Mr. Clean, Meyers, Lysol
Toilet paper–Some
Tissues — Some
Aisles marked for flow of traffic–Yes

Fresh Market (6/3/20)
Masks worn by employees–100% compliance
Masks worn by shoppers–100% compliance
Meat limits/restrictions–None
Sanitizer/ cleaning  productsРNone
Toilet paper–None
Tissues–Small amount
Aisles marked for flow of traffic–Yes

Harris Teeter/Jetton (6/3/20)
Employees wearing masks–100% compliance
Customers wearing masks–50% compliance
Meat limits/restrictions–Limit 2
Sanitizer products– Some
Toilet Paper–Plentiful (photo)
Tissues–Limited selection
Aisles marked for flow of traffic — No

Publix (6/3/20)
Masks worn by employees–100% compliance
Masks worn by shoppers–70% compliance
Meat limits/restrictions–limit of two of each item from meat department.
Sanitizer / cleaning products– Some
Toilet paperР Available
Tissues– Small amount
Aisles marked for flow of traffic-Yes