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Tampon Maker Says Shortage Reports Boosted Playtex Sales

Playtex brand tampons sit on display in a supermarket.

Playtex brand tampons sit on display in a supermarket.

Photographer: Daniel Acker
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A jump in sales of Edgewell Personal Care Co.’s period products last quarter was in part fueled by media reports about limited tampon supplies, according to the company’s chief financial officer. 

The owner of the Carefree and Playtex brands said that revenue for its feminine-care segment jumped 11% from a year earlier. Higher prices and improved availability helped, but overall consumption also rose.