Coronavirus has caused bottlenecks, but they don’t have to last.
To the untrained eye, the second half of March looked like the toilet paper rapture. No one could find a single roll, let alone a 12-pack. Shelves sat empty in bodegas and Costcos alike; even Amazon ran out.
The presumed reason why: Shoppers senselessly panic-bought all the toilet paper, seeking a sense of control during the coronavirus pandemic.
However, during March, a video also surfaced of a Dutch worker driving a cart through a warehouse piled floor-to-ceiling with toilet paper. According to the video’s YouTube title, he “laughs with glee” at the size of the stash.
This didn’t surprise Glenn Koepke (left), vice president of network enablement at FourKites.
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