The States and Metro Areas Where Stocks of Baby Formula Have Fallen to as Low as 50% Amid National Shortage

  • In the week ending April 24, 40 to 50 percent of the top-selling baby formula products were out of stock at stores across the country
  • For the week of April 3, at least 12 states faced out of stock rates higher than 40 percent, including Connecticut, Delaware, Montana, New Jersey, Rhode Island
  • During the same time period Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota suffered 50 to 51 percent out of stock rate and Missouri a 52 percent shortage
  • Meanwhile 12 major metro areas faces out of stock rates higher than 40 percent, including Baltimore, Charlotte, Des Moines, Greenville, Hartford-New Haven 
  • The shortage comes amid COVID-related supply-chain issues and a national recall after a bacteria was found at a Michigan plant

Stores across at least 12 states and 12 metro areas are 40% or higher out of stock of baby formula | Daily Mail Online

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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