Clorox wipes shortage to last into next year

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(WCMH/AP) — Disinfectant wipes have been hard to find, and they will remain difficult to buy well into 2021.

Clorox says even with ramped up production, it won’t be enough to keep up with demand.

The company’s incoming CEO said with the COVID-19 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.

Sales at Clorox jumped 22% in its most recent quarter with millions of people growing more vigilant about cleaning routines in the pandemic. The company also announced Monday that Linda Rendle will become its CEO in September.

There was a 33% jump in sales withing the company division that sells cleaning products.

People have loaded pantries with disinfectant wipes and sprays, pushing overall sales up to $1.98 billion for the three months ended June 30. That’s up from $1.62 billion a year earlier.

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