Baby Yoda was the hot new thing for everybody. The problem is a lot of that sweet, sweet Star Wars merch was produced in China.
There were big supply chain issues, shipping times were long, and a lot of people suddenly had a lot more time to browse the internet for fun stuff they’ve always wanted. Adding to the fact that games and toys are low on the totem pole compared to things like medicine, personal protection, electronics, and other far more critical things, it meant a lot of people had to wait a long time for their action figures.
Precious, precious bacon. What would we do without it? Be a little healthier, probably. Believe it or not, restrictions on indoor gatherings have made bacon a lot more difficult to come by. The simple reasoning is, outdoor gatherings often mean more food, and everybody likes a little bit of bacon on their burgers.
People meet up to grill up while maintaining the right amount of distance, but the agriculture industry has been struggling to keep up. It's thought this is going to continue for some time, so no better time to fry up some tofu. We're kidding. Or are we?
No one thought that we would all be trapped inside our homes, with some not even able to go to work for months. Thus, Nintendo's latest piece of deluxe hardware became the purchase of the season. Lots of parts of the gaming industry were hit hard with incredibly high demands, creating worldwide shortages.
Their facilities are currently running at over a hundred percent, hoping to meet the demand, which is thirty million units higher than predicted. Games are still being developed, which means even more shortages.
Big Screen Movies
Back in the day, going to the movie theater was the best way to see a new flick. Not so much anymore – Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, and other streaming options mean you can see the new stuff for less right from your own home. The industry was having issues before 2020, but now it's on red alert.
Cinema closures and delays in filming kept studios from earning what they expected. In Hollywood time, pushing a release date back a year is an incredible amount of time. The big movie theaters might not be gone yet, but things are getting dicey.
When things started to go belly-up around the world, a lot of people surged to the stores to stock up on the essentials – for about half the population, that includes tampons. Throw in the classic production, supply chain, and shipping issues, and you have a lot of people starting to see their supply run dry.
There's also the fact that women who were already living in poverty had an even more difficult time finding the proper hygiene supplies. With a lot of people wondering where their next meal is coming from, being able to afford these basic supplies becomes ever more difficult.