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Popular Groceries People Are Already "Panic Buying," Say Experts

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Keenan Mayo of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 6: We've all seen this movie before. When COVID-19 first spread across the country earlier this year, Americans en masse made runs on their local grocery stores in an effort to stock up amid rising uncertainty and safety fears. Items such as frozen foods, rice, beans, pasta, immediately vanished from grocery store shelves. Orders for hot dogs at popular stores such as Walmart and Costco skyrocketed nearly 300 percent. Ditto for canned goods, sodas, and, of course, toilet paper. With a sharp uptick in coronavirus cases happening in real time, experts are noting that customers are behaving similarly now, and feverishly stockpiling their pantries and freezers like it's March."As of now what we are seeing is the start of the second wave of panic," Chris Mentzer, the director of operations for Rastelli Market Fresh in New Jersey, told Today. "Our customers keep telling me how they are looking for any type of freezer to purchase so they can start stocking up their homes now."If you're curious to know what people are panic buying right now, read on, because we've listed some of the items right here. And if you're heading out on a shopping trip soon, make sure you're aware of the 8 Signs You're Shopping at the Wrong Grocery Store.

Popular Groceries People Are Already "Panic Buying," Say Experts

We've all seen this movie before. When COVID-19 first spread across the country earlier this year, Americans en masse made runs on their local grocery stores in an effort to stock up amid rising uncertainty and safety fears. Items such as frozen foods, rice, beans, pasta, immediately vanished from grocery store shelves. Orders for hot dogs at popular stores such as Walmart and Costco skyrocketed nearly 300 percent. Ditto for canned goods, sodas, and, of course, toilet paper. With a sharp uptick in coronavirus cases happening in real time, experts are noting that customers are behaving similarly now, and feverishly stockpiling their pantries and freezers like it's March.

"As of now what we are seeing is the start of the second wave of panic," Chris Mentzer, the director of operations for Rastelli Market Fresh in New Jersey, told Today. "Our customers keep telling me how they are looking for any type of freezer to purchase so they can start stocking up their homes now."

If you're curious to know what people are panic buying right now, read on, because we've listed some of the items right here. And if you're heading out on a shopping trip soon, make sure you're aware of the 8 Signs You're Shopping at the Wrong Grocery Store.

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