MISSOULA, Mont. — A Montana grocer claims continuous product shortages keep leaving some shelves empty.
The owner of stores in Stevensville and Missoula wants the government to address why he keeps dealing with shortages.
Jim Edwards says the shortages started with toilet paper and beef and now include soups and beer.
He believes the shortages are unwarranted.
"There's no reason for prices to be going up," Edwards said. "They keep saying there's no food shortage, but prices are going up, probably 3 to 5%. I understand there are some trucking issues, but I don't understand it as a grocer, especially when they say there are no food shortages."