As of May 14, nationwide out-of-stock rates were reported to be 43%, up from 31% two weeks before, with normal out-of-stock rate being 10%.
In many places, store shelves are empty. Delaware, Kansas, and Tennessee were the most hard-hit states.
As of mid-May, manufacturers and retailers expected a months-long delay before formula stocks would be fully restored.
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- What’s Behind America’s Shocking Baby-Formula Shortage?
- Leonhardt, David (May 13, 2022). "The Baby Formula Crisis". The New York Times.
- Stamm, Stephanie (May 14, 2022). "Baby Formula Shortage Stuns States Including Tennessee, Kansas and Delaware". Wall Street Journal – via www.wsj.com.
- Scribner, Herb (May 13, 2022). "Why there is a baby formula crisis and what can be done about it". Axios.