Metro Detroit grocery stores face second wave of supply demand amid COVID-19 pandemic

Store supply is hit and miss throughout Metro Detroit

While some stores are stocked with supplies, there are a few stores experiencing a shortage.

DETROIT – Since the announcement of this latest round of COVID-19 restrictions, we’re seeing some of what we saw back in March and April.

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The paper towel aisle at a Target in Dearborn Heights was cleared out, but that’s not what it looks like all over town. The Meijer store on 8 Mile Road in Detroit was fully stocked with paper products.

It seems at most stores it’s paper products and cleaning items that are in short supply.

Watch the video for the full report.


Michigan’s ‘3-week pause’ COVID restrictions go into effect today: What to know

Michigan is entering a three-week “pause” to several activities in an effort to help stop a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

Under new restrictions issued Sunday evening by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), here’s what will be closed starting Wednesday, Nov. 18 until Dec. 8 in Michigan.

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About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.