Amid Virus, Humble Toilet Paper Is Suddenly a Hot Commodity

From Maine to Oregon, toilet paper producers are ramping up production and shipping operations to resupply stores wiped out by consumers buying toilet paper and paper towels in bulk.

  • Published 24 March 2020
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — There’s no denying Tissue Plus is on a roll. As luck would have it, the company launched production of toilet paper a couple of weeks ago — just as the reality of the coronavirus outbreak was starting to hit the U.S. Consumers began stocking up on the basic necessity in the event they had to isolate or quarantine at home for weeks. “You could argue this is impeccable timing,” President Marc…

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