Clorox Wipes Shortage May Continue into 2021

Clorox Wipes Shortage May Continue into 2021

When coronavirus hit, millions of people scrambled to stores to stock up on sanitizers and disinfectants, but almost immediately, everything sold out. If you walk into a store today, finding a disinfectant wipe is slim to none.

On Wednesday, Clorox announced that they might not be able to supply the cleaning product until 2021.

Clorox company president, Linda Rendle, announced in an earnings call earlier this week that "Given the fact cold and flu season sits in the middle of the fiscal year, and we expect the pandemic to be with us for the entirety of the year, it will take the full year to get up to the supply levels that we need to be at."

As stores began to run out of the product back in March, the wipes were prioritized for hospitals and caregivers, which left consumers empty-handed.

Although Clorox did amp up their production, they could not keep up with the sudden overwhelming demand.

A big part of the problem is that the wipes are made up of polyester spun lace, a key ingredient for personal protective equipment like masks and gowns, which is now at a shortage of supply.

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