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Why is there a bucatini shortage in the U.S.?

Why is there a bucatini shortage in the U.S.?
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  • Why is there a bucatini shortage in the U.S.?

    Post #1 - December 29th, 2020, 9:54 pm
    Post #1 - December 29th, 2020, 9:54 pm Post #1 - December 29th, 2020, 9:54 pm
    What the Hole Is Going On? The very real, totally bizarre bucatini shortage of 2020.

    A true, and funny, investigation of the bucatini shortage involving the FDA and a sinister group, Big Pasta.
  • Post #2 - December 29th, 2020, 11:06 pm
    Post #2 - December 29th, 2020, 11:06 pm Post #2 - December 29th, 2020, 11:06 pm
    I read this story this morning and couldn't square it with the continuous De Cecco availability at Fresh Farms the last 9 months. The author's mom is living in the wrong suburb, shopping at the wrong places.
  • Post #3 - December 30th, 2020, 10:56 am
    Post #3 - December 30th, 2020, 10:56 am Post #3 - December 30th, 2020, 10:56 am
    I just finished the 8# of De Cecco bucatini that my friend gave me a couple of years ago. Honestly, we really did not like the pasta all that much.

    My take on this situation is this. When you are a manufacturer of any product - consumer or otherwise - and you are facing an unprecedented demand for your products in general, you dedicate your production to those products that literally fly off the shelves. And when you add in that MANY manufacturing plants in Italy and the United States are losing production employees to COVID-19, their capacity is very limited. In that circumstance, I would be focused on the pastas with the highest sales, not a specialty product.

    When Coca-Cola was facing a shortage of available aluminum cans, they focused on the high movers. That allowed them to eliminate a number of less profitable products that had only regional or niche appeal.
  • Post #4 - December 31st, 2020, 2:17 pm
    Post #4 - December 31st, 2020, 2:17 pm Post #4 - December 31st, 2020, 2:17 pm
    https://www.grubstreet.com/2020/12/2020-bucatini-shortage-investigation.html

    Haven't used bucatini in years but now I'll be looking for it

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