Baby Formula Shortage Getting Worse

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NEW YORK – The nationwide shortage of baby formula continues to get worse.

In early April, the out of stock rate jumped to 31-percent according to Datasembly, the retail inventory experts.

In six states, Iowa, the Dakotas, Missouri, Texas and Tennessee more than half of baby formula supplies were completely sold out.

CVS confirmed Saturday that it is limiting customers to three toddler and infant formulas per transaction.

Target says it has limited baby formula purchases to four units per customer for online sales.

Social media posts from customers indicated Walmart was pursuing a similar policy, but there’s no confirmation from the retail giant.


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