Animation showing a roll of toilet paper falling off a gray conveyer belt and unrolling on the floor
Feb 01, 2021

(And the real reasons stores run out of toilet paper)

It’s easy to blame panic-buying for the empty grocery store shelves shoppers have encountered during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the real reason for shortages of many products may have more to do with a shift in how people consume those products, and also how they’re made and sourced, explains Robert Swinney, an associate professor... read more