These 4 Stores Are Limiting How Much Toilet Paper You Can Buy Again

Supermarkets are bracing for uncertainty and supply chain issues.

If you want to know how things are going in America these days, look no further than the household essentials aisle at your favorite supermarket. An empty toilet paper section can mean one of two things: panic hoarding, which signals a vote of no confidence in our collective stability, or supply chain issues brought on by COVID. Neither is a good sign. That's why it should be no surprise that this week—with the record shattering spread of coronavirus—some stores are reinstating new limitations on how much toilet paper each customer can buy, USA Today reports.

This was common enough back in March when the pandemic first struck, but tensions had since eased and supply chains were reinstated over the months that followed. Now, four stores are bracing their inventory for uncertainty and more interruptions ahead. Read on to find out which shops are placing restrictions on how much toilet paper you can buy, and to find out which items may quickly become scarce, check out these 4 Products That Are Flying Off the Shelves as COVID Surges.

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kroger store

In a statement to USA Today, Ohio-headquartered grocery chain Kroger said that as of Monday, they have "proactively and temporarily set purchase limits to two per customer" on household items such as toilet paper, paper towels, disinfecting wipes and hand soap. The new rules apply online and in all of their in-store locations across 35 states. And for more products people are stocking up on, These Are the Items That Are Selling Out as COVID Surges, Research Shows.


Houston, Tx, USA - April 14, 2016: HEB - Here Everything's Better - Grocery store in the city of Houston. HEB is an American supermarket chain based in San Antonio, Texas

Texas based grocery chain H-E-B, which operates more than 400 stores across the state, has set new limits on the sale of toilet paper and paper towels as of Oct. 31. Ten days prior to this announcement on their website, they also placed restrictions on disinfecting wipes. And for cleaning products you may want to have on hand, The EPA Now Says These Three Products Kill COVID in a Minute.

The Giant Co.

Exterior of The Giant Co. supermarket
The Giant Co.

On Oct. 29, grocery chain The Giant Co. announced that it would limit customers to "buying one bundle of toilet paper and paper towels six rolls or larger and up to four single rolls or 4-roll packs of toilet paper and paper towels," according to USA Today. "To be clear, we are seeing little evidence of stockpiling, and there is no need to create panic," the company said. They attributed their decision to a strained supply chain. And if you're concerned you could have the virus, check out This Strange Symptom May Be the Earliest Sign You Have COVID, Study Says.


Wegmans exterior

Wegmans, a beloved supermarket chain based in Rochester, New York, has had sale restrictions on home paper products since May. They currently have no plans to ease those restrictions, which largely limit the sale of toilet paper to one order per customer. And for more on the rampant rise of coronavirus cases, These States Now Have Curfews Again Due to COVID Surges.

Lauren Gray
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