Progresso, Amy's Kitchen, Frito-Lay, Campbell Soup, Kraft Heinz, Coca-Cola, Hershey… the list goes on. These are just a few of the big food businesses to announce that they would be cutting back on their product offerings—and discontinuing many items for good.

It all started—as many things now have—with coronavirus. Whether it was due to social distancing guidelines or supply chain issues, countless manufacturers were forced to halt production on a significant chunk of their product offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, they focused on producing only the most popular, easiest-to-produce, and fastest-moving items.

As a result, you may have noticed that your favorite products, like Amy's Kitchen Roasted Vegetable Pizza, quietly vanished from grocery store shelves over the past few months. And the veggie pizza wasn't its only product to disappear. In total, Amy's Kitchen had to reduce its offerings from 228 to just 71 products during the pandemic, according to Bloomberg. (Luckily, the vegetable pizza is now back on the menu after the company rejiggered its manufacturing line to ensure proper social distancing protocols could be followed.)

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