Now there is a shortage of tampons in America
After baby formula, tampons are now in short supply in some US supermarket chains, MTI reports. Pharmacy chains CVS and Walgreens confirmed to AFP that some brands are not available in certain regions.
Procter & Gamble, the manufacturer of the popular Tampax brand, has admitted that customers may not be able to get their usual brand in the United States.
The company confirmed in its letter that this is a temporary situation and that the Tampax team is working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet the increasing demand.
An Edgewell spokesperson also acknowledged that there was a problem with the supply of Playtex tampons and Carefree and Stayfree sanitary napkins, according to him, due to a shortage of labor at a US factory at the end of 2021 and at the beginning of this. Generic in a Canadian resource.
Walgreens said it’s working with its suppliers to ensure there’s enough product in all of its stores. CVS said that if there is a temporary shortage of a particular product, they will try to replace it as quickly as possible, “just like toilet paper at the start of the pandemic.”
The shortage has been going on for several months, but it has only received media coverage in the past few days.
Patrick Benfield, According to a Syracuse University chain management expert, demand has increased, among other things, because customers are hoarding certain brands out of fear of shortages.
Like toilet paper at the start of the coronavirus pandemic
– Tell. He added that there is a shortage of some raw materials such as cotton and plastic.
For the third year in a row in the United States, demand for cotton is outpacing production due to increased demand for masks and personal protective equipment. Moreover, the factories were unable to operate at full capacity at the height of the coronavirus epidemic due to a shortage of workers, the expert added.
In the case of infant formula, the situation was even more dire a few weeks ago, as the Abbott plant in Michigan closed in February after certain products were suspected of causing the deaths of two babies.