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No Bacon, No Bath Tissue: Panic Buying Returns on Covid Jump

  • Walmart CEO says supply chain is still stressed in some areas
  • Food, tissue makers have ramped up but some shortages persist
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We’re out of toilet paper again.

Households across the U.S. are once again filling grocery carts brimful in a second round of panic buying as the virus surges and states clamp down on economic activity. Defensive purchasing is affecting everything from paper towels to bacon. Even the world’s biggest retailer is reporting shortages of high-demand items, including cleaning supplies, breakfast foods -- and the most important commodity in any bathroom.