Not Again. Costco Warns Of Toilet Paper Shortage

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by Tyler Durden
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 - 04:30 PM

Costco warned customers this week about a toilet paper shortage as the wholesale retailer is having challenging time stocking shelves due to supply chain disruptions, according to Fox News

Costco told Fox News via an email statement, "Due to increased volumes, you may see a slight delay in the processing of this order." The retailer noted that the company is "working to fulfill everything as quickly as possible." 

Costco announced purchasing limits on some products but didn't mention specific items, saying, "some warehouses may have temporary item limits on select items." 

Some shoppers have reported other items of Costco warehouses are either in short supply or there are purchase limits. 

The source of the problem could be that the US' largest toilet-paper maker, Procter and Gamble, is experiencing overwhelming demand on top of logistical and labor disruptions that have hindered how quickly goods move through the country. 

Toilet paper shortages at Costco are reminiscent of the early days of the virus pandemic when the retailer placed buying limits during one of the greatest panic hoards of all time.