Supply Chain Issues and “Reasons” Causes Tampon Shortage – WTF?

People in search of tampons and other period products are finding sparsely stocked store shelves and higher prices, CNN reports.

Driving the news: Popular retailers CVS and Walgreens, as well as major manufacturer Proctor & Gamble, acknowledged a shortage for tampon and other period products and said they are working to meet consumer demand as soon as possible, per CNN.

Axios says the problem is:

  • Contributing to the rising prices is an uptick in the cost to make the products. Materials manufacturers need – cotton and plastic – have been in high demand for use in personal protective equipment since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine constrained the supply of fertilizer that’s needed to grow cotton, CNN reports.
  • A Procter & Gamble spokesperson, which owns the Tampax and Always brands, blamed higher demand on an ad campaign the company unveiled in July 2020 with the comedian Amy Schumer, Time reported.

Amazing how a little country like Ukraine and Amy Schumer can wreak such havoc on the US economy.

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