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Inflation, high gas prices and now . . . a popcorn shortage? Here’s why experts are worried.

Experts are worried a popcorn shortage could be around the corner, and potentially wreak havoc with movie theater profits as Hollywood prepares for the summer.

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2022, 10:28 AM

Updated 773 days ago

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Experts are worried a popcorn shortage could be around the corner, and potentially wreak havoc with movie theater profits as Hollywood prepares for the summer.
The news comes in the wake of a record breaking Memorial Day weekend thanks to "Top Gun: Maverick.”
Farmers may start growing less corn in favor of more profitable crops. Suppliers are also having trouble getting the lining used inside popcorn bags -- the oil used to pop the corn and the glue used for the boxes. 
Since theaters sell popcorn at a massive mark-up, they rely on it and other concessions for most of their profit margins.


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