Panic Buying Returns To America

 

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Toilet paper aisles are emptying again as COVID-19 curfews and shutdowns in states from California to New York send pandemic-weary shoppers on a new scramble for essentials. 
Walmart on Friday said it was “seeing pockets of lower than normal availability” for toilet paper and cleaning supplies in some communities as infections rage virtually unchecked across most of the United States. 
As of Friday afternoon, 22 states have imposed restrictions aimed at decreasing spread of the virus – giving rise to a new round of panic buying from shoppers and purchase limits from retailers including Target and Kroger, the nation’s largest supermarket chain. 
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WNU Editor: I live in Montreal and our shelves are well stocked. We are also having a lot of good sales on essentials.

Author: Anchorman

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