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Grapes Could Soon Be Hard to Find at U.S. Grocers

A worker wearing a protective mask stocks packaged grapes inside a Costco store in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. 

A worker wearing a protective mask stocks packaged grapes inside a Costco store in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. 

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Grape lovers in North America and beyond may have a tough time finding their favorite fruit over the next few months.

Heavy and unusual downpours in late January devastated unharvested grapes in Chile, the world’s No. 1 exporter.