Snowstorm Leads to Booming Grocery Sales

related: A Snow-Induced Food Shortage

January 7, 2010
By Fernando Ochoa
KSHB-TV; Kansas City, MO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As another round of snow targets Kansas City, the severity of this storm is leaving grocery store shelves bare. Throughout the day Wednesday, grocery stores saw huge crowds around the Metro.

Photo: Grocery stores saw huge crowds around the Metro on Jan. 6, 2010.

“We may get snowed in and the snow is looking kinda bad,” said Jay Hopkins at the Brookside Price Chopper. “You don't wanna get out in the weather especially if you don’t want to have accidents.”

Hopkins was just one of many caught up what in the excitement. As shoppers filled their carts with milk and bread, and winter comforts like soup, most carried out the mission with a jovial attitude.

Cosentino's says an increase in customers is always expected before a snow storm. They prepared for the rush by adding extra checkers and workers to keep sidewalks clear.