Various shortages have emerged over the past year due to the pandemic, items ranging from toilet paper to aluminum cans have all seen short (or less short) periods of time when demand exceeded supply

The prices for ketchup packages have increased by 13% since January 2020 This comes from data from Plate IQ, a technology platform in the restaurant industry, as reported by the Wall Street Journal A shortage of America’s favorite condiments is the latest to hit the food service industry amid increased demand for takeaways amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic >

Since the beginning of the pandemic, common items (like ketchup bottles) have largely been removed from restaurants instead, single-use items have taken their place, meaning the demand for ketchup packages has increased significantly

As is so often the case, some people seem to be trying to take advantage of the situation. While they usually appear worthless (as many restaurants just give them away), offers for ketchup packages have appeared on eBay

Listings vary in quantity, but many 50 packets of ketchup were recently sold for $ 999 Another listing for 100 packets sold for $ 1199

Fox News previously reported that Taco Bell hot sauce packets are enjoying unprecedented demand on eBay, with some listings asking for significant sums of money.Many of the listings sell large quantities of the sauce packets (often 50 to 100 packets), but some only bid individual packages at high prices at

Ketchup Shortage

World News – USA – Ketchup packages are being sold on eBay due to shortage