Peanut butter is a mandatory part of everyone’s ‘go-to snack.’ Local Tacoma, Washington football coach Rex F. Adams established The Adams Peanut Butter Company in 1916. The company expanded its product lineup in 1919 by including Old Fashioned Peanut Butter. “The freshest thing in town” is the company’s peanut butter slogan. Customers in Tacoma remember being able to purchase the delicious Adams Hot Peanut Butter. The hot, newly packaged peanut butter was hurriedly delivered to the neighborhood supermarkets on the day of the special ads.
Cecil and Inga Nielsen bought the business in 1965. It went by the name Adams Food, Inc. After removing unprofitable items and modernizing the processing equipment, and the business started to thrive. Adams product manufacture was relocated to a new facility in the Port of Tacoma region in January 1974.
Since the Pandemic, Adams peanut butter has been running out of stock. Shelves are empty at stores, and prices are increasing due to scarcity. Even for creamy peanut butter fans, the shortage seems like a crunch.
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Why is there a shortage of Adams peanut butter?
No industry remains unaffected by the pandemic. Adams peanut butter is also in the same boat. The pandemic has disturbed the supply chain and the management of the company. The company is trying to come in sync with the time. It is a challenging task to manage such a huge supply chain and operations from end to end.
Shortage of ingredients is another issue causing insufficient Adams peanut butter stocks. As per the reports, many crops are affected and destroyed by extremely unstable weather conditions. The company is not being able to get enough ingredients. The company is lacking in terms of labor also.
Are other peanut butter brands facing the same problems?
Famous peanut butter brands like Jif and Skippy are also going through the same phase. The pandemic has muddled the supply chain of these companies. Due to disorganized supply chains, insufficient ingredients, and a labor shortage, companies cannot meet the market’s demand.
People are posting photos of empty shelves looking for the answers to when they will be able to get peanut butter. There is no confirmation when the Adams peanut butter will be in stock again. Even other peanut butter companies are not certain about their products.
“In this case, particularly in peanut butter, it was very clear that we were experiencing cost pressure and could demonstrate that to our trading partners and so forth,” J.M. Smucker’s CEO, Mark Smucker, said last November. People are hoping for the situation to get better.