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Apr 6 - Why there is a Heinz tomato ketchup shortage in the U.S.



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Apr 6 - Why there is a Heinz tomato ketchup shortage in the U.S.
 

 


Ketchup is the latest product facing a
pandemic-related shortage, as the last year has seen stores and restaurants run out of products such as toilet paper, aluminum cans, and pepperoni.

Now, due to pandemic-related issues including shifted consumer behavior and health and safety guidelines regarding indoor dining, restaurants across the U.S. are running out of ketchup packets, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Heinz, the company with the highest market share of ketchup, has been hit by the shortage, resulting in restaurants testing alternatives.

Ketchup Packets Over Bottles
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Restaurants are facing a shortage of ketchup packets, partly because the pandemic has forced restaurants to shift from indoor dining to takeout, increasing the demand for individual sachets as opposed to tabletop bottles.

Additionally, restaurants open for indoor dining have also faced a shortage of packets, as COVID-19 guidelines dictate that restaurants should use individual condiment packets over tabletop bottles to curb the spread of the disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that restaurants: "Avoid using or sharing items that are reusable, such as menus, condiments, and any other food containers.

"Instead, use disposable or digital menus (menus viewed on cellphones), single-serving condiments, and no-touch trash cans and doors."

The increase in demand for ketchup packets became clear last summer. In July, CNN reported that since restaurants began opening in May they had seen a 40 percent increase in sales of single-serve condiments compared to last year.

Increase in Ketchup Bottle Sales
Stay-at-home orders may have sparked an increase in retail ketchup sales too. Data from research firm Euromonitor indicates that retail ketchup sales in 2020 were around 15 percent higher than in 2019, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Heinz Tomato Ketchup Shortage
Heinz, which holds nearly 70 percent of the U.S. retail market for ketchup, has been impacted the most and has struggled to meet demand.

To catch up with the ketchup shortage, Heinz plans to open new manufacturing lines, beginning with two in April, with the aim of increasing production by 25 percent and bringing the total of ketchup packets produced per year to 12 billion.


In the meantime, some restaurants that typically rely on Heinz as their go-to ketchup brand have had to settle for alternatives and use generic brands.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Texas Roadhouse was among the restaurant chains that were running low on Heinz bottles. Restaurant managers had to head to Costco to find alternatives and the chain is now testing other ketchup brands as a result.
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 1 week ago '20        #2
Mysticman  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
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I guess that means Heinz needs to ketchup
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 1 week ago '18        #3
DUCEDUCE  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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I love the old school squeeze bottle.
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 1 week ago '11        #4
Sin  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x27
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Aldi brand ketchup tastes exactly the same as Heinz





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 1 week ago '04        #5
zone3cp 
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My favorite brand of bread $5 bucks now.


sh*t slowly getting real out here.



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 1 week ago '04        #6
Chokeabiish 
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Some other brands are actually better. It's all good.
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 1 week ago '16        #7
Blunted Sultan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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This always happens to Heinz.
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 1 week ago '04        #8
PTAH  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Aint touch a ketchup bottle since

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 1 week ago '07        #9
JamcnPrettyboy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Traders Joe's has the best ketchup
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 1 week ago '19        #10
Anomic  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Why is there a pickle shortage?? Why is there a bread shortage??

Time to grow my own sh*t I guess
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 1 week ago '17        #11
LeG.O.A.T  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Haven't touched that high fructose bullsh*t in over a decade. Organic only.
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 1 week ago '07        #12
authentics 
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Because they in everybody bottom refrigerator drawer
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 1 week ago '05        #13
jondaincredible 
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I don’t eat enough ketchup to feel the drought
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 1 week ago '21        #14
LuxG2 
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 Mysticman said
I guess that means Heinz needs to ketchup
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 1 week ago '17        #15
92baby 
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Ima come clean pandemic really is a cover up for the shortages in the world

What if


Wouldn’t that be some sh*t

n*ggas tryna k*ll you for limited resources on the planet

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 1 week ago '20        #16
Mysticman  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
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 Sin said
Aldi brand ketchup tastes exactly the same as Heinz



First of all pick your pants off the floor

2nd of all, them books though

3rd of all I aint seen nan n*gga eat fries from the baking rack But hey it saves a plate
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 1 week ago '09        #17
messy marv stan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x61
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ketchup is trash
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 1 week ago '13        #18
Route03X 
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I think I need to give Heinz a try again,this thread made me google Hunts vs HEinz on reddit and a redditor said Heinz is the sweet one and hunts is the tart one which I always thought Heinz was tangy(like damn near pickle juice levels).
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 1 week ago '17        #19
Rule 336  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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Another thing I noticed missing is bbq sunflower seeds. I haven't seen a pack since the pandemic started but I always see the original flavor and ranch flavor.
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 1 week ago '06        #20
avp77 
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Its not the ketchup sometimes its the additives or the packaging. Sorry
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 1 week ago '11        #21
Sin  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x27
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 Mysticman said
First of all pick your pants off the floor

2nd of all, them books though

3rd of all I aint seen nan n*gga eat fries from the baking rack But hey it saves a plate
this is bachelor life lol, im leaving my jeans there until its time to get dressed again

I don't have a dish washer so im not wasting two dishes for one snack

and I just copped this new book im about to start reading



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 1 week ago '05        #22
BurninLz 
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 zone3cp said
My favorite brand of bread $5 bucks now.


sh*t slowly getting real out here.



the rubes celebrate "yay free money! thanks US govt!"

but don't realize handing ppl free money only increases the prices of everything they have to buy due to inflation. Quite literally stealing purchasing power and opportunities from future generations to give to the present. Quite the con job.



Then they claim the "official" number is only 1.5% lmao But hey, keep printing that money! Nothing to see here


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 1 week ago '04        #23
deziking  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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What do french fries do when they met after a long time?






























They ketchup



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 1 week ago '04        #24
D1nOnlyMrM@ 
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 georgebenson said
Aint touch a ketchup bottle since

You need

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 1 week ago '16        #25
2advanced  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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I couldn’t find regular taco sauce nowhere in the hood
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