Costco said it would limit consumers’ purchases of items including toilet paper, paper towels, and bottled water due to supply chain issues and demand generated by the company. rise of delta version.
During the wholesale retailer’s quarterly earnings call on Thursday, Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti cited COVID disruption for supply chain issues such as port delays, container shortages and limits on purchases.
Galanti also cited a spike in demand associated with the Delta version, which has quickly spread across the US.
“We are putting some limits on key items, such as bath tissue, roll towels, Kirkland Signature Water, SKUs related to cleaning related to the spurt in demand from Delta,” Galanti said.
Galanti noted delays and shortages in furniture as well as chip shortages affecting the availability of items such as computers, tablets and appliances.
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in August, Costco posted an update Having said that some items in its locations may impose temporary purchase limits.
are more americans Allegedly storing toilet paper In the form of boom again in the Delta variant. During a similar boom in toilet paper purchases last year, retailers put limits on how much consumers can buy in one shopping trip.
In a recent statement to Granthshala, Kimberly-Clark, which manufactures Cottonelle and Scott toilet tissue, and Kleenex said, “It is monitoring the situation closely.” Georgia-Pacific, which makes Angel Soft and Quilted Northern toilet paper as well as brownie and sparkle paper towels, said customers “may face small demand locally and we are responding.”
Mike Snyder contributed to this report. Follow Brett Molina on Twitter: @bretmolina23.