Starbucks Corp. is running short in some stores on basics including cups and coffee syrups, baristas stated, as the chain grinds back to complete operations in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Cake pops, cup stoppers, and mocha flavoring are among the items that have depleted in places at times. The company is pausing production on several lower-sales items to focus on higher-selling ones.
A Starbucks spokesperson stated that shortages of certain items are temporary and differ by store and market. The company has temporarily removed from its app beverages and oat milk made with the dairy substitute until it restocks its inventory.
Indications of the Covid-19 pandemic are disappearing across the US as new cases fall and states remove restrictions on businesses and public gatherings. As the economy recovers, many businesses have run short on labor and the goods they need to serve clients anxious to return to restaurants and concert halls.
Supply-chain issues have contributed to shortages of products from wood pulp to pallets. Costs are increasing as a result. Packets of Ketchup and frying oil are among other supplies that have fallen into scarcity in recent months.