There's a paper towel shortage in Canada as people are pandemic shopping again
Remember the paper towel shortage way back in March? Well, Canada, it's bad news; we could be getting a second wave of panic buying in response to the rising COVID-19 cases.
Stores across the country are already experiencing depressingly bare shelves — and there are photos to prove it.
Prepare for some serious déjà vu.
The current paper towel situation at a Toronto Metro. pic.twitter.com/Mp9mDtjGhT— Richard Southern (@richard680news) September 25, 2020
In fact, the vast majority of Costco warehouses in the Greater Montreal Area are already sold out of toilet paper, paper towel, and disinfectant wipes.
This is what the paper towel section looks like where I work. pic.twitter.com/qnsjEeuExE— Scott Wigner 🍻🇨🇦🇩🇪🇮🇩 (@THEScottVigne) September 25, 2020
Meanwhile, Canadian powerhouse brands Kruger, Procter & Gamble Canada, and Irving Consumer Products are all reporting high demand for paper towel.
Kruger Products CEO Dino Bianco told the Toronto Star that demand for toilet paper has lessened since the beginning of the pandemic, but that paper towel sales are soaring.
@costcocanada #RedDeer was out of toilet paper tonight. 2nd shutdown arrived and I missed the memo maybe? 🙄 pic.twitter.com/RxCwIT2ew9— Ryan Gillespie 🇨🇦 (@RyRaeDeac81) September 28, 2020
All of that said, supply chains across the country remain open, and there's no need to run to No Frills and stock up on supplies — so set the paper towel down, Canada.
Much like Bridget Jones's Diary, nobody asked for a sequel to the toilet paper crisis. Let's get back to those full shelves, yeah?
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