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Clorox Wipes Shortage Will Last Until 2021

Clorox, the largest global manufacturer of disinfectants and cleaners, said wipes and other products will continue to face shortages into next year due to high demand.


In March, as the coronavirus pandemic took hold, consumers began buying large quantities of disinfectant products to clean surfaces at home, and wipes have been in particularly high demand. Clorox dominates 45% of the market on wipes, and although the company has increased production, it’s still not enough, according to CNN Business.

“Given the fact that cold and flu sits in the middle of the year, and then 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,” Linda Rendle, the president and CEO-elect of Clorox, told analysts in a call on Monday.

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