Cat food shortage experienced in Iowa

Cat food is now the hard-to-find item in the grocery store. Iowa State supply chain professor Jonathan Phares says COVID-19 supply chain issues are to blame for the shortage. Meat found in cat food is in short supply, Phares said.”What we know in supply chain is that small changes have […]

Cat food is now the hard-to-find item in the grocery store. Iowa State supply chain professor Jonathan Phares says COVID-19 supply chain issues are to blame for the shortage. Meat found in cat food is in short supply, Phares said.”What we know in supply chain is that small changes have big, big impacts, and they can be very hard to recover from because demand doesn’t decrease,” Phares said.Phares says aluminum, which most wet cat food is packaged in, is also in short supply. He says online pet retailers like Chewy have done away with aluminum packaging to combat the cat food shortage.Meanwhile, cat adoptions have increased since the pandemic. Most pet adoptions saw a spike and drop off, but cats continue to be adopted at the same rate as their pandemic highs.More news:

Cat food is now the hard-to-find item in the grocery store.

Iowa State supply chain professor Jonathan Phares says COVID-19 supply chain issues are to blame for the shortage.

Meat found in cat food is in short supply, Phares said.

“What we know in supply chain is that small changes have big, big impacts, and they can be very hard to recover from because demand doesn’t decrease,” Phares said.

Phares says aluminum, which most wet cat food is packaged in, is also in short supply.

He says online pet retailers like Chewy have done away with aluminum packaging to combat the cat food shortage.

Meanwhile, cat adoptions have increased since the pandemic.

Most pet adoptions saw a spike and drop off, but cats continue to be adopted at the same rate as their pandemic highs.

More news:

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