Winter Blast: What's It Like At The Grocery Stores?


As if being with power and heat wasn't bad enough? There's the water and water pressure issue, and now it's bottled water and food! As Houston begins to thaw out from this week's epic winter storm, grocery store's are trying to recover as well. Most stores now have electricity, and the warehouses are up and running, with full trucks getting back on the road. Joe Kelley, President of Kroger's Houston division told KTRH, "we will be filling up stores as quickly as humanly possible. The supply chain is available, product is available, we just need to get it here to Houston. Trucks are coming in daily, and will continue right through the weekend." And as for those images on tv, with long lines and empty shelves? Kelley said this is not going to be a repeat of last year, when supermarkets had their own pandemic of hoarding, and limited supplies! "A lot of the pictures you see on tv, when a store is out of power for a day your dairy, produce, meat, and bakery all have to be thrown away, so that's what you're seeing." And one thing Kelley has seen since moving here to Houston? "What I've learned here in Texas is that Houstonians are very resilient. We will get through this, and I want our customers to know that we are responsible for these communities and we take it serious." Most Kroger stores are expected to be open this weekend with regular hours. Please be sure and check your local listings.


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