Area groceries stores experienced quite a run on... well... just about everything over the weekend.
Many of our facebook fans sent us pictures of shelves of bread with just a few loaves left... one sent a picture of a case of frozen dinners. It was empty. A meat case, nearly empty.
This morning I checked out a 24-hour Walmart Supercenter in Arnold. At around 6:30am there were about 10 cartons of eggs left, about 20 gallons of milk and the bread was picked over, too.
I talked to a manager who described his inventory as "wiped out." But he said it would be replenished in a matter of hours. He was right.
Before we left the store around 8:30am I went back in to find the milk case nearly full and the bread aisle packed as well. Eggs weren't out yet, though.
I called Schnucks corporate office to see how they were doing. They're used to restocking after weekends anyway, but they moved the restocking schedule up because of the storm. The public relations person I talked to said they're in good shape and by the end of the day they'll be ready for yet another wave of customers.
A Dierberg's spokesperson had similar news. He told me their stores were slammed yesterday more than doubling sales for a normal Sunday. He says they've replenished their supply of staples and says they're moving up some deliveries because of the demand. For example, tomorrow's bread delivery is going to come this afternoon.
Sounds like our area grocery chains are on top of this.
Mark Schnyder is a reporter at KMOV-TV. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.