Shoppers Crowd Grocery Stores
Bread and meat aren't all gone, but store managers at Schnucks say they're glad more supplies are coming in on Saturday.
"We are short on ground beef, chicken, ground turkey. I noticed that bread is starting to thin out," said Bill Chrisco Schnucks manager. "It's been a very heavy sales day. Normally speaking we have ample supply, but with today, weather-related, people came in and they started about 9 am."
Batteries and ice scrapers were in high demand. Most shoppers weren't really stocking up, just getting the essentials.
"Well I bought the necessities to stay inside," says Aaron Cobb a Columbia resident. "A lot of lunchables so I don't have to make lunch: Just open up the box."
The weather didn't just send many people to the stores, it even shortened one couple's out-of-state trip.
"Well we were headed out of town to Springfield, Illinois and with the snow and ice we decided to change our plans and stay home," said Jaime Matheney. "So we had to stock up the house with groceries because we had let it die down since we were planning on heading out of town."
So whether or not the weather keeps them in, shoppers will be well supplied. Store managers say Friday was even more hectic because some of their workers couldn't make because of the slippery roads.