Walmart’s toilet-paper and cleaning-supply shortages return amid COVID surge, with managers determining if stores should bring back purchasing limits

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Walmart is struggling to keep toilet paper and cleaning supplies in stock as coronavirus cases surge. 
“As is normal during periods of fluctuating demand, store managers have the discretion to implement item limits based on their specific store experience to help sustain product availability,” Walmart said in a statement. 
Kroger, H-E-B, and Wegmans have all announced the return of purchasing limits in recent weeks.
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Walmarts across the US are running out of toilet paper and cleaning supplies as coronavirus cases surge. On Tuesday, Walmart executives said on a call with investors that some stores are struggling to keep certain items in stock. “I was in stores last week and I saw variance from one state to the other, one location to the other, just depends on how people are feeling in that moment,” Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said on Tuesday. “… The action is the same as what we saw before. They’re just stocking up on paper goods, cleaning supplies, and dry grocery.” John Furner, the president of Walmart’s US business, said that toilet paper and cleaning suppliers were under the most strain. Meanwhile, stock of hand sanitizer and masks has improved, as has …

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