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There may be a shortage of cookies on the shelves this holiday season, one of the biggest commercial producers of confections is warning.
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Campbell’s Soup Company, which makes cookies under the Pepperidge Farms brand, warned that it is facing a shortage ahead of its busiest season — including of popular varieties like Milano and Chessman.
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In an earnings call with investors, Campbell’s CEO Mark Clouse blamed the shortage on an increase in demand and a labor shortage, both of which are results of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
GROCERY STORES, FOOD PRODUCERS BEEF UP INVENTORY FOR POTENTIAL SECOND WAVE OF COVID-19, HOLIDAY SHOPPING RUSH
According to a report compiled by Top Data, American cookie consumption has increased by 25 percent since the start of the pandemic, with 1 in 5 Americans eating three or more cookies per day.