Bread and soda woes: City grocers lament shortages of basic goods

Bread and soda have long been considered staples of American life, but they are rapidly becoming scarce goods in New York. 

City grocers warn there’s no guarantee that once-ubiquitous products such as Sara Lee and Coca-Cola—which have always been easy to acquire and quick to sell—will be there when consumers walk through their doors. They point to a broad supply-chain crunch.

“The soda companies, the bread companies, we can’t count on them for the normal store deliveries they once did,” said Morton Sloan, co-owner of Morton Williams Supermarkets, which has 16 stores in the city. “If they used to come Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, they might just come

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