This morning, CNN Headline News viewers got a look at the coronavirus crisis from inside a New York supermarket.
Avi Kaner — known locally as a former Board of Finance chair and 2nd selectman — is co-owner of Morton Williams, the 16-store New York chain.
Speaking in front of an Upper West Side shelf stripped of toilet paper, he described the last 10 days as “very intense.” Yesterday, Morton Williams had a near-400% increase in sales.
However, Kaner said, customers — in lines all the way to the back of the store –were “resilient, polite, and disciplined.”
While Morton Williams is not rationing any goods, some distributors are.
Kaner’s 2 biggest concerns are the supply chain, and transportation. He worries that employees might not be able to get to work.
For the full interview, click below.