Frito-Lay Has Stopped Shipping To Loblaws Stores & Here's What It Means For Your Snacking

Products that might be harder to find include Doritos, Cheetos and Ruffles.

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Frito-Lay Has Stopped Shipping To Loblaws Stores & Here's What It Means For Your Snacking

You might find that the chip aisle will soon begin to look a little sparse.

Due to a pricing dispute between Frito-Lay and Loblaws Canada, the snack food company has stopped shipping to the Canadian grocery and retail chain, according to CBC News.

Citing the rising costs of expenses like shipping, ingredients and packaging, Frito-Lay says they've had to make "adjustments to our prices that are consistent across the marketplace."

Loblaws Canada said that higher costs from suppliers can lead to "difficult conversations" on carrying some products.

"We are laser focused on minimizing retail price increases as much as possible. That’s a challenge when our industry is facing major cost pressures on manufacturing, shipping, ingredients and more," a spokesperson for Loblaws told Narcity.

While the spokesperson wouldn't comment on specific negotiations, they said, "when suppliers request higher costs, we do a detailed review to ensure they are appropriate. This can lead to difficult conversations and, in extreme cases, suppliers don’t ship us products."

Frito-Lay representative Sheri Morgan told CBC that there is a "temporary disruption" with one customer.

So you may experience a more limited selection in the chip aisle going forward.

Frito-Lay is the maker of products such as Cheetos, Doritos, Ruffles and SunChips, so these items, and more, might be hard to find on Loblaws' shelves going forward.

On your next trip to the supermarket, expect to see more President's-Choice-branded snacks lining the shelves, or just fewer chip brands in general.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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