Flaky situation: Wheaties, other General Mills cereals in short supply

General Mills' cereal are often out of stock
Lunds & Byerlys has posted notices to explain why several General Mills' cereals are often out of stock, seen here at their downtown St. Paul location on Thursday, July 26, 2018.
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If you want your Wheaties, you may have to wait a while. General Mills says it's been having trouble keeping stores stocked with that cereal.

There have been growing grumblings across the country about a Wheaties shortage, even in Minnesota.

Golden Valley-based General Mills would not detail the extent of the stocking problem or what's behind it. But a spokesperson assured that "the Breakfast of Champions is not going anywhere." He said that General Mills knows that people are having a difficult time finding Wheaties but said that the cereal should become more readily available on store shelves in about a month or so.

A spokesperson for the Lunds & Byerlys supermarket chain said General Mills has told the grocer that demand has exceeded capacity for not just Wheaties but also several other flake-based cereals — Fiber 1, Honey Clusters, Total, Basic 4 and Oatmeal Crisp. As a result, there are supply shortages for those products.

Notices to explain why several General Mills' cereal are out of stock
Lunds & Byerly's has posted notices to explain why several General Mills' cereal are often out of stock.
Martin Moylan | MPR News

"We have posted signs in our stores to help our customers understand why they might not see some of those cereals on our shelves," Lunds & Byerlys spokesperson Aaron Sorenson said in an email.

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