Starbucks confirms shortage as Illinois customers report supply issues – NBC Chicago

Starbucks confirmed Wednesday that the company is experiencing “temporary supply shortages” of some products as Illinois customers report supply issues on social media.

“Specific items will vary by market and store, and some stores will experience various item failures at the same time,” Starbucks spokeswoman Sanja Gould told NBC Chicago in a statement. “We apologize for the inconvenience caused and are working quickly and closely with our supply chain suppliers to restock items as soon as possible.”

The spokesperson declined to say which products were experiencing shortages and did not say whether the shortages were specifically hitting the Chicago area.

The statement comes as some customers have taken to social media to complain about some supply issues in the region.

Earlier this week, Business intern reported an internal business update from Starbucks, which said the company is temporarily halting production until supply chain issues are resolved. The list of 25 items put on hold included things like hazelnut syrup, chai tea bags, iced green tea and more.

Supply shortages aren’t just hitting Starbucks, they’re hitting a number of industries hard as states continue to reopen after months of shutdowns during the coronavirus pandemic.

Computer chip shortage is hitting car sales hard, lumber prices skyrocket as businesses struggle to meet growing demand, some restaurants struggle to bring workers back, lack of housing stock makes Some real estate markets are skyrocketing and rising meat costs are impacting prices in restaurants and grocery stores across the country.

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