Ralphs Cypress shoppers queue outside

As shortages of certain high-demand items continue, at least one grocery store is going beyond limiting the number of items in high-demand categories like toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

Shoppers at the Ralphs grocery store in Cypress had to queue at the western entrance. As a shopper left, one shopper was allowed in. Limits of three items in a particular high-demand category like toilet paper were enforced. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel

Ralphs Cypress shopper queue outside, waiting patiently. As one shopper leaves, an employee allows a queued shopper to enter.

We were at Albertsons yestereday and came away without eggs, milk, and sanitary napkins.

We decided to check out Ralphs not only for those three items but also for La Brea Bakery gluten-free bread. (I am gluten-intolerant.)

We struck out on the La Brea Bakery gluten-free bread, having to make do with a frozen altervative (not Udi’s).

On the other three items, we lucked out — barely, for the eggs. A woman ahead of me took six dozen medium eggs! I had to settle for a dozen “cage-free” eggs, which are more expensive.

As at Albertsons, the meat counter was closed, and the pre-packaged meat display was well picked over.

No Campbell’s soup, very little broth. (I like to cook pot roast and homemade soup.)

No toilet paper or paper towels at all.

But bananas! Albertsons had no bananas or Russet potatoes.

So supplies of particular items remains spotty and limited, and high-demand stuff remains hard to find. (Toilet paper? Really? For an upper respiratory disease?) Some people still seem inclined to hoard items that are not limited.

Keep looking, keep safe, and keep healthy!

7 Comments

  1. The world needs a New Set of Eyes! 2020!
    We Live to Serve Others and Receive All We Need in Doing So…
    Give Love, Share Joy, Stand Together, and Hold up Those Who cannot ,,
    Fed By Kindness, Filled with Love…

  2. There is no Ralph Market in Cypress, it had been closed long time ago.

    You may want to check the exact location which Ralph your article described.

    1. Author

      Mr. Wong,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      The Ralphs that we visited is at the northeast corner of Bloomfield and Ball, and is indeed in Cypress.

      You may be thinking of the now-closed Ralphs on the corner of Valley View and Ball, across from Stater Bros. That site has been closed for some time.

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeeze

  3. I’ve gone to allstores Vons, while foods and Ralphs, etc. Sprouts too. I’m shopping for elderly people too not myself at all. Like 3 couples and widow.

    I cant find the basics TP, napkins, AP CLEANER, DIAPERS 4 ADULT. BE COURTEOUS OF OTHERS. NOT APOCALYPSE PEEPS. SHOWER DAILY. 4 CHRIST SAKES WASH YOUR BLOODY HANDS, CAR KEYS, AND WALLETS.

    TAKE YOUR WALLET DUMP IT OUT. CLEANALL PLASTICS , TAKE CASH FOR INSTANT THROW IN A ZIPLOC BAG WITH A TB OF LAUNDRY SOAP , 2CUPS OF HOT WATER.

    AIR IT ALL FOKES. CLEAN NOT SPREADING VIRUS.

  4. Just Slow it Down people , its Plenty to go for Everyone… Where not in that kind of Predicament….Your acking were in our Last days …please come to your sences & be Considerate to All ….

  5. It’s ridiculous how everyone is acting…geez people get a grip…u dont need to panic…what a weak society…

  6. The store has the right to put s limit on product especially in time of crises that way everyone can have some until they have to shop again it’s a hassle but they should keeping track with Id’s and date when they shopped so everyone can get a little especially the elderly.

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