Tampon Shortage Due to Supply Chain Shortage
Tampons are in short supply and the global supply chain once again is to blame for causing a shortage of a consumer necessity. Stores and manufacturers acknowledged shortages of the product last week, confirming complaints that have been circulating on social media for months. This week, on-demand grocery delivery service, Instacart, provided more evidence. Searches for tampons rose 13% on the platform's app last week compared the prior week. The company said the rate at which its personal shoppers were able to find tampons on store shelves to fulfill those orders dropped to 67% as of June 19, the lowest it's been since the early weeks of the pandemic in April 2020. Read more from CNN here.