It is most likely that the resellers did not want to stock it cause they still had last years on their shelves or in fridges.
That forces Kodak to only make it to special order until they run out of boxes or something and it disappears.
The ( too many) 8x10 people having gone to Ilford Forma or xray... already.
We need a mechanism like Ilfords ULF or stones 5222 where interested parties can haggle for bulk orders. eg like 220 if Kodak still have the bits and pieces.
But this is the web where silly venting passeth all understanding.