paper towel shortage

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.

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.

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.

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?

Lead photo by

Indrid Cold



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