Retro Charlotte

The 1973 beef shortage

A&P worker checks the inventory, 1973.
A&P worker checks the inventory, 1973. The Charlotte Observer

The shortage was due to a variety of factors including increased demand and higher production costs. I’m sure polite Charlotteans didn’t riot at the meat counter, but judging from the number of photos in our archives it was a big deal.

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