Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Girl Scout cookies crumble under supply chain woes, labor shortage

For some Girl Scouts and their bake sale fans, it’s shaping up to be another tough cookie season.

Blame the coronavirus pandemic for the wildly vacillating supply and demand over the past two years: a surplus of unsold cookies in 2021 and supply chain issues in 2022. This year is seeing similar problems. Last month, the Girl Scouts’s hotly anticipated new cookie sold out faster than Beyoncé tickets, and wound up on eBay for four times the price.

Louisville-based Little Brownie Bakers this week blamed the familiar forces of supply chain and labor shortages, with extreme weather thrown into the mix, for production delays that have disrupted this season’s cookie fulfillment efforts. Little Brownie Bakers is one of only two companies licensed to make the cookies — and it bakes for the vast majority of Girl Scout needs...MORE

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