posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 06:45 PM
There isn't a rice shortage in the US, but headlines of shortages have led to some hording on the part of some consumers and businesses.
The warehouse stores have limited the purchases in some stores to make sure they can meet demand on any given day.
A spokesman for Costco today said that as far as he knew, only one of their stores had limited purchases and that, while they might run out of rice on
any given day, they are replenished overnight.
So, the reality is that the commodities market and some shortages worldwide have cause some panic among certain consumers here, which the stores want
to quell so that they can serve all their customers.
[edit on 2008/4/24 by GradyPhilpott]