There’s nothing quite like a bagel with cream cheese to start off the day. But beware, as a schmear shortage is spreading across the nation. 922 million pounds of cream cheese are sold every year, but labor shortages and scarcity of packaging supplies are being blamed for the dwindling supply. At Zabar's, a famous gourmet food emporium in New York City, there’s a cream cheese crisis. The owner says they are six days from running out, and has no idea what will happen if they are unable to restock.