What’s with the tp?

Toilet paper sales shot up 845% during stay-at-home orders.

National News

May 6, 2020 - 10:29 AM

Why has toilet paper run out?

Blame the empty shelves on hoarders who stockpiled the plush paper goods. During a two-day period in March, online and in-store sales shot up a whopping 845% as states announced stay-at-home orders.

Since toilet paper is bulky and not profitable, retailers don’t typically keep a lot of inventory on hand. That makes it hard for them to keep up when demand suddenly surges.

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