Midland grocery store sees high volume of shoppers after Winter storm


MIDLAND, Texas (Nexstar) – As the weather is slowly warming up, and electricity turns back on for some families, people are leaving their homes to get what they need.

The Market Street on North Midkiff Road in Midland is busier than normal. Shoppers are looking to get the basic household items: eggs, bread, and milk.

Regional vice president John Jameson says his team is kicking it into high gear.

“Days like this, everything is selling, faster than we anticipate,” Jameson said.

But he said Market Street is using more trucks than before. Especially now, since road conditions are becoming better.

Jameson said shoppers likely lost a good amount of product in their refrigerators after the blackouts that hit West Texas. So, the high volume of shoppers is likely because they are coming to stock up on supplies again.

“We’ve had a couple of delays, but for the most part, our trucks have been on time,” Jameson said.

Some items at Market Street in Midland are popular, like water, paper plates, and plastic forks – a potential ramification of not having water at home to do the dishes. Jameson said there is a limit on certain items like milk and water.

Shoppers we spoke with say, they hope others aren’t panic buying.

“Be a friendly neighbor. Don’t buy everything that you know somebody might need later,” said one shopper.

“Even if you can’t get what you need, or want. There’s a difference between what you need and want,” said another.

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