The latest item in short supply on the shelves? Baby formula

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Baby formula has been hard to find in many parts of the US for months, leading parents to search for brands like Enfamil, Similac, Gerber and more.

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Retailers and formula makers agree that out-of-stock is a problem. They don’t agree on how serious it is and who is to blame. Walmart Inc. Series like WMT,
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Let’s say the manufacturers are having a supply problem; Formula manufacturers say that once delivered, retailers are not getting the products in stores.

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“The shelves are just bare,” said Darval Kenny, 65, of Rye, N.Y., who is trying to help find Similac formula for two infant grandchildren who live in Connecticut and New Jersey. “To me, there must be an uproar. “

Ms Kenny, whose grandchildren are five and six months old, said she has driven to stores in her county and neighboring Connecticut and placed an order on Amazon AMZN,
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Last week that hasn’t been delivered yet. She added that although she hasn’t been able to find the premixed formula bottles her grandson uses, she has found powdered versions, she said.

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A full version of this report can be found at WSJ.com

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