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Grocery stores could have limited quantities of a number of products heading into the holidays after some of the country's biggest food manufacturers say they're short on supply, CNN reports.

Driving the news: Many companies have told grocers that they'll be short on supply due to labor, commodity and transportation constraints restraining supply chains, according to CNN.

  • Products that could see a shortage include Rice Krispies Treats, Sour Patch Kids, some Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors, McCormick gourmet spices and Marie Callender's pot pies.

The big picture: Supply in grocery stores has improved from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but hasn't fully recovered.

  • Many suppliers have also told grocers to cancel their promotions of certain items over the holiday so they won't sell out from the store quickly, per CNN.
  • Other food brands are imposing purchase caps for certain products due to supply shortfalls.

By the numbers: Nearly 15% of frozen foods were out of stock at stores during the week ending on Oct. 3.

  • That same week, 18% of beverages, 16% of snacks and 15% of candy were out of stock at stores, according to the IRI.
  • Before COVID-19, 7% to 10% of products were out of stock on shelves.

What they're saying: Chieh Huang, CEO of online bulk goods retailer Boxed, told CNN that "allocations are the new norm" from food and packaged goods' makers and are affecting the number of products in stock at Boxed.

  • Huang added that "the industry is better off than we were this time last year."

The bottom line: Other products — like coffee and footwear — will also be in demand this holiday season due to supply chain problems.

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Retailers gear up for holiday season swamped by supply problems

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Retail execs are prepping for supply problems this holiday season. About 43% expect their ordered holiday inventory to be delayed — and 64% are concerned about receiving it in time for the holidays, according to a new Deloitte survey published Wednesday.

By the numbers: 43% of retailers placed their holiday orders earlier than they did last year — some as early as March.

Scoop: Garland defends DOJ's handling of Jan. 6 probe

Attorney General Merrick Garland. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Attorney General Merrick Garland will tell the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday that federal prosecutors "are doing exactly what they are expected to do" in seeking accountability for the "intolerable assault" on the Capitol on Jan. 6, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Allies of former President Trump, including Republican congressmen, have criticized the department's treatment rioters charged with crimes, and sought to recast the insurrection as a righteous protest. Garland's testimony with be his first appearance before the panel.

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Police charge man with murder of British MP David Amess

Police outside Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, England, on Oct. 15. Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images

Police said Thursday that Ali Harbi Ali, a 25-year-old British man, has been charged with the murder of David Amess, a Conservative Party lawmaker in the U.K.

The big picture: Last week, the Metropolitan Police declared the fatal stabbing a terrorist incident, saying that they had found "a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism."