It's a pandemic, and we are, indeed, wiping and disinfecting like crazy! It's not always easy to find those germ killing wipes, and now this news.
Clorox, the world's biggest maker of disinfectant cleaning materials, said we consumers will see a shortage of its wipes and other products into 2021 because of overwhelming demand during the pandemic. All of the disinfectant products have been flying off store shelves since March, but wipes have been especially popular and in demand with consumers.
The disinfectant wipes market is a billion dollar one, and Clorox sells the most with a 45% share. They say the have really ramped up production for its cleaning products, but it still won't be enough.
So when you round the corner in your supermarket and you're disappointed yet again to see the empty shelves where the disinfectant should be, the honchos at Clorox say they are not too happy about this either. They thought they would be in a better position by now. They're not happy with their service for their customers, either. They say they have a high sense of urgency on this with all hands on deck.
The Clorox company is still doing okay though, in fact, better than ever. The pandemic-fueled run on disinfectant products boosted overall company sales by 22% in the quarter.
If you find them, buy them up. that's what everyone else is doing!