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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Consumers across the Pittsburgh area are feeling the impact of supply chain shortages.

Some customers said they’ve started buying off-brand products to keep their shopping lists from getting too expensive.

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“I eat less expensive things.

It seems like the prices have gone up over the last year, so I economize what I eat,” said one shopper.

University of Pittsburgh Urban Geography Specialist Roberta Mendonca De Carvalho said it could be a while, but she is optimistic that things will get back on track.

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She said in urban cities, COVID-19 is not the only issue. Transportation has been an issue, including getting products from ports to stores. Those are a few reasons why shelves are not being stocked.

Giant Eagle said it is trying to work with partners in advance to make sure it has everything it needs to keep products on the shelves and prices down.

“Everything pulls the price up,” Dr. Mendonca De Carvalho said. “Shortage in production, a more expensive channel of supply, which is transportation, more people away from the city and spreading. So there’s a decentralization movement and centralization is one of the important things that makes things cheaper.”

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She said when it comes to product shortages, there’s no real timetable for how long the shortages could last. However, she said the country and Pittsburgh have a good past of recovering.

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WATCH: Biden Pressed on Supply Chain Crisis, Rising Gas Prices at CNN Town Hall

President Joe Biden was pressed on the supply chain crisis, inflation, and rising gas prices during his CNN town hall Thursday night.

One student asked the president about small businesses hurting as a result of the serious supply chain issues.

“We have a significant supply chain problem,” Biden acknowledged.

“I met with the businesspeople. I met with all their major customers, the Walmarts of the world and all the rest. There are like 70 ships waiting out there unable to get unloaded,” he continued. “And because the longshoremen don’t always get along with the business folks in there, I have a relationship with them, and I brought them together and I said you’ve got to be open 24/7. No port there was open five days a week 40 hours a week. 24/7. They’ve all agreed to it. They’ve agreed to it.”

Anderson Cooper asked if he would consider bringing in the National Guard to address the supply chain issue.

The president said he would.

Asked if he has a timetable for his plan, Biden said, “I want to get the ports up and running and get the railroads and the railheads and the trucks in port ready to move because I’ve gotten Walmart and others to say we’re going to move stuff off of the port into our warehouses.”

The next questioner told Biden she’s struggling because of rising gas, utility, and grocery prices. When Cooper asked if high inflation is going to last for a while, the president said, “I don’t think it will last, depending what we do. If we stay exactly where we are, yes. If we don’t make these investments, yes.”

Cooper also questioned the president on rising gas prices. You can watch the full exchange above, via CNN.

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