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A new (yet familiar) new shortage may be sailing our way

Cheapism Logo By Saundra Latham of Cheapism | Slide 2 of 36: The pandemic's most famously out-of-stock item, toilet paper was nowhere to be found in spring 2020. Toilet-paper sales jumped a staggering 845% as buyers hoarded the stuff and manufacturers struggled to pivot from commercial production and satisfy home buyers instead. Shelves were finally replenished by summer, only to go bare again when COVID-19 cases surged toward the end of the year. It's possible stock will fluctuate through the end of 2022 while a bridge nearĀ Asia Pulp & Paper in South Sumatra is repaired after a crash, disrupting the company's shipping logistics.Related: Things You Never Knew About Toilet Paper

Toilet Paper

The pandemic's most famously out-of-stock item, toilet paper was nowhere to be found in spring 2020. Toilet-paper sales jumped a staggering 845% as buyers hoarded the stuff and manufacturers struggled to pivot from commercial production and satisfy home buyers instead. Shelves were finally replenished by summer, only to go bare again when COVID-19 cases surged toward the end of the year. It's possible stock will fluctuate through the end of 2022 while a bridge nearĀ Asia Pulp & Paper in South Sumatra is repaired after a crash, disrupting the company's shipping logistics.

Related: Things You Never Knew About Toilet Paper

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