Demand for beans skyrocketing during COVID-19 pandemic: Canadian supplier
Grocery store demand for beans during the COVID-19 pandemic is up between “500 and 1,000 per cent,” according to Canada’s biggest supermarket supplier.Yash Karia, president and CEO of Agrocrop Exports, which supplies packaged beans, lentils, peas and other pulses to Canada’s largest grocery stores, said his company was struggling to keep up with demand. “Sales are through the roof, we have supplied three months in two weeks to them (grocery stores),” Karia told CTVNews.ca in a phone interview. “They want much more, we’re not able to keep up. I’m sure if I gave them six months they’d take it. People are just wiping out the supplies, we can only produce so much.” Beans are a store cupboard staple and are being whipped off supermarket shelves faster than they can be restocked as people isolate at home for the coming weeks or even months. Karia explained there will eventually come a limit to bean stock because it’s a crop. But Canada is “by far the world's largest grower of beans and lentils” and Agrocrop the “largest private label processor and exporter of consumer packaged beans and lentils to Europe and the USA,” according to the company website. “Eventually we’ll run out of some beans,” Karia said. “We’re a little worried what will happen after three months. If people are home they will buy more. There’s a lot of customers just now, maybe after COVID-19 there may not.” Staff at Agrocrop, based in Bolton, Ont., are working longer hours over a six-day week to keep up with the surge in demand. “We have unlimited orders and we’re struggling to keep up,” Karia said. The buying frenzy has also extended to lentils, Karia said, with the cheap and nutritious food with a long shelf life also in high demand. In the U.S., that the American Pulse Association, which represents canners and suppliers, has seen a 40 per cent rise in sales. RELATED IMAGES Read more: CTV News
The magical fruit. Beans, beans, the musical fruit. The more you eat... Beans, beans, they're good for your heart. The more you eat... And we thought we had methane problems before with the cows....lofl Couldn't find any in the bulk bin of my local supermarket starting about 3 weeks ago... an apocalypse without chili and beer just won't be the same...
So that explains the toilet paper... This why everyone is going crazy over toilet paper 😆 Can demand for air freshener be far behind (see what I did there)? Mr. Bean.... Beans beans are good for your heart. The more you eat the more you ----. Social distancing right there.
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Yeah baby! Eat like them desis High demand for beans and toilet paper shortage is a recipe for disaster. Beans are the new toilet paper. Or did you buy the TP first knowing you'd be getting the beans Beans can cause inflammatory symptoms...especially those with autoimmune disorders, check Dr. Google for the science 🧪.
Price of beans? How about you investigate the price gouging by BellAliant? They have, with immediate effect, slapped on an additional flat fee increase of $11.77 to all their customers. I feel bad for families eating beans all day everyday 🤣 andrew_leach Big Lentil is happening! You realize by reporting this shit your causing it right? I mean stop. We will figure it out on our own but do not make it worse.
GeoffyPJohnston Not by me. I’ll take my chances. 😂
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Everybody stocking up on those inexpensive, versatile protein sources! And once this mess is all done they’ll go back to eating “meat” because you know, protein. 🤡🤦🏻♂️ So by announcing this, you’ve actively participated in the next hoarding trend... it’s a fine line between reporting the news and causing it...
and all i want to do is make a pot of chili Wow, social distancing by farting. Or is it for those toilet paper COVIDIOTS who now nead to wipe their asses. cheap canned and PROTEIN!! Well at least the bean hoarders will be able to put all the tp to use that they've been hoarding. I assume it's the same idiots.
Went to Loblaws yesterday morning and there are a lot of missing items...... That’s unfortunate for those of us who already liked and ate beans. 🤷🏼♀️ I is not demanding the beans. Just a place for myself and the kind landlords rent for free. Thank you. Tell me Grocery store should start telling people no returns on any items. This way maybe people slow down on buying knowing they can't return them after things die down.
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That’s how much confidence Canadians have in this government caraotas !!!!!! very high in protein and used as a substitute of meat in my broken home country... Well I guess the need the beans to justify all that toilet paper 🤔 Panic is bad enough folks but hoarding is making the situation worse for all of us especially the front line health workers, essential workers and cleaning staffs that are working more than 8 hr shifts.
No wonder there is a shortage of toilet paper. Too many shart’s. There will be a shortage of underwear next. Stock up. Jeepers folks, why am I the first one to post this GIF? I must be the oldest (and most immature) one here! 🤦♀️ If you got an Instant Pot for Christmas (l did) and haven’t really checked it out yet, dried beans cook in about 30 minutes... and they are always left on the shelf as most buy the canned ones.
At my grocery store they bought all of the cans of baked beans and KD, but left the actual healthy beans for those of us who eat them often. Just what we need with a toilet paper shortage.
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Maybe it is news like this that makes people do panic buying and hoard. Just saying We keep being told there’s no food shortage but every week there have been numerous items I can’t get, one week eggs, then milk. Yesterday was ground beef. And canned beans? Forget about it. I’m living like a pioneer soaking my own beans making making my own pasta.
They are a great source of protein and fibre. More green house gases I know I have been buying lots of beans but that’s because our whole famiy are vegetarians And will the people buying the beans know ....🤔 Toilet paper and beans good combo!
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