Starbucks is running low on major ingredients and other stock as it tries to manage supply chain issues. Employees of the coffee chain across the country have reported being out of common ingredients like almond milk, vanilla, whipped cream, cold brew, and major syrups. Customers have also expressed their frustration with Starbucks as the coffee giant struggles to ramp back up to full production following pandemic-related slowdowns.
- Starbucks sent a memo last week to stores saying it would put a temporary hold on at least 25 items due to supply chain issues.
- Signs have been posted at some Starbucks locations detailing shortages of some food and beverages due to "delivery delays."
- Starbucks introduced oat milk to its stores in March, though many locations began to face shortages of the product almost immediately.
- In April, Starbucks said its sales made a "full recovery" in Q1 2021 as Americans return to public settings and attempt to make the coffee chain a gathering hub once again.