Supply-chain issues boxing out some Girl Scout cookie flavors

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Money is collected as Girl Scouts sell cookies while a winter storm moves in on February 8, 2013 in New York City. Photo credit John Moore/Getty Images
By , Audacy

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Girl Scouts in the Chicago area say some popular varieties of cookies are going fast because of supply-chain issues.

Thin Mints — that perennial best seller — is not dwindling on the Girl Scout supply shelves, according to Scout leaders.

But new variety Adventurefuls is hard to keep in stock, according to Nancy Wright, the CEO of Girl Scouts for Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

“There are challenges in the marketplace, like everybody’s experiencing in the supply chain — both with regards to distribution and getting product to us,” she said Friday.

Sales are up this year, but Wright said the girls are getting a real-life lesson in how a business’s operations can get interrupted.

Other cookies that have been flying off the Scouts’ supply shelves: the popular Samoas and S’mores.

The Girl Scout Cookie program raises 63% of the Chicago area chapter, Wright said. About 75% of the $5 cost per box goes toward local programs, she said.

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