With the coronavirus pandemic seemingly out of control across the country, retailers are reporting that consumers are once again panic buying and hoarding essentials such as toilet paper, paper towels, and cleaning supplies and disinfectants. When the pandemic first hit in March, stores were completely wiped out of those items for weeks on end. Retailers such as Walmart, Costco and Target say they are better prepared this time around. Stores have already started placing limits on how much customers can buy of essential items so that everyone can get some. Retailers also say that the supply chain from manufacturer to distributor to delivery is better positioned to handle demand and keep store shelves stocked. Retailers want shoppers to know that while stocking up is ok, there’s no need to hoard. Nevertheless, certain sections of the country are reporting stores with empty shelves of toilet paper and hand sanitizer as people in the colder regions of the country are apprehensive about being stuck indoors and are panic buying those items.
Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.