Grocery store chains are bringing back limits on purchasing certain items, including toilet paper, as COVID-19 cases spike in the U.S.
When the coronavirus pandemic first upended the lives of Americans back in March, consumers rushed to stores to stockpile products such as toilet paper, paper towels and disinfecting wipes.
But now 22 states have imposed restrictions aimed at decreasing spread of the virus – giving rise to a new round of panic buying from shoppers and purchase limits from retailers including Target and Kroger, the nation’s largest supermarket chain.
Kroger said they have “proactively and temporarily set purchase limits to two per customer” on items including toilet paper, paper towels, disinfecting wipes and hand soap.
Kroger operates stores under multiple brands in 35 states and the District of Columbia. The limits apply to both in-store and online orders.
H-E-B, which manages more than 400 stores mostly in Texas, imposed limits on toilet paper and paper towels to stores in Border, Central Texas, Gulf Coast and San Antonio regions.
The new limits by stores arrive as COVID-19 cases surge. Where recently more than 121,000 cases of coronavirus were reported across the country in a day, after the U.S. moved past 100,000 cases a day for the first time ever.
Some Americans say they plan to stockpile food over fears of a rise in COVID-19 cases.
A poll from Sports and Leisure Research Group, Engagious and ROKK Solution, found slightly more than half of Americans said they already have or plan to stockpile food and other essentials.
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