Clorox Wipes Shortage Will Continue Into Next Year
Since coronavirus hit us in America, people have been hoarding Clorox wipes like crazy. I honestly don't remember the last time I went to the store and saw a full shelf of them. With that said, hope you can get used to that being the case for a while.
In an interview with Reuters, Clorox's CEO said the shortage is going to continue until 2021. The company said because of the pandemic they can't keep up with supply, and it's not just wipes they're running low on either. They're also low on Glad trash bags and Burt's Bees lip balm. However, most of its other products (that's not wipes) will be replenished and stocked in the next four to six months.
Earlier this year, the company said Clorox wipes would be fully stocked by this summer, but the shortage on Clorox wipes isn't just because consumers are buying more of it. The material needed to make it is also in high demand because of the pandemic.
Many companies in the industry make wipes with polyester spunlace, a material currently in short supply as it is also used to make personal protective equipment like masks, medical gowns and medical wipes.
Clorox Company's CEO said because of this, they can't keep up with the demand which is why they don't see things stabilizing until next year.
According to Fox Business,
Sales in Clorox’s health and wellness segment, which includes disinfecting products in addition to vitamins, rose 33 percent.