There Are More Reasons Than Hoarding to Explain TP Shortage
Hoarding is not the only cause of the recent toilet paper shortage, wholesaler suppliers say there is more to it than that.
According to WOOD, the is a hierarchy with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and medical companies who get supplies first then the big box stores are second in the distribution lineup.
China and India supplied the United States with about 10% of toilet paper but that has stopped since the COVID-19 outbreak.
Folks in West Michigan are not using the bathroom more, they are just doing it at home more since most people are staying at home or working from home. So naturally, people are using the restroom more at home, hence purchasing more toilet paper where otherwise they would be going at work and kids using the restroom at school.
The strain on the supply of toilet paper could last another three months.