Clorox wipe shortage could last into next year

Coronavirus

The prediction comes from Clorox, the world's biggest maker of disinfectant cleaning materials

Disinfectant wipes have been hard to find, and they will remain difficult to buy well into 2021.

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(CNN Newsource) – Disinfectant wipes have been hard to find, and they will remain difficult to buy well into 2021.

The prediction comes from Clorox, the world’s biggest maker of disinfectant cleaning materials.

With a 45% market share of cleaning wipes, Clorox said it aggressively ramped up production but that still won’t be enough to keep up with demand.

The company’s incoming CEO said with the COVID pandemic expected to last well into the new year, on top of the upcoming cold and flu season, it will now take a year to reach the supply level necessary to meet customer needs.

Clorox dominates the $1 billion disinfectant wipes market. Demand for its product line boosted the company’s overall sales by 22%.

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