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Costco limits purchases of some household items

Updated September 24, 2021 - 7:35 am

A worsening supply chain situation is causing Costco to announce limits on the purchase of some essential household products, including bath tissue, paper towels, some water products and some cleaning items.

Signs at Costco’s Summerlin location were observed Thursday. A manager referred a Review-Journal phone call to the corporate office in Washington state, which was not open.

“We are putting some limitations on key items like bath tissues, roll towels, Kirkland Signature water, high demand cleaning-related skews related to the uptick in the delta-related demand,” Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said during the company’s fourth quarter earnings call, according to Fox Business.

The wholesale retailer has already been warning customers to expect delays on select items.

Costco’s supply chain and inflationary pressures include port delays, higher labor and freight costs, and shortages on everything from shipping containers, trucks, and drivers to various components, raw materials, and ingredients, Fox reported.

“It’s a lot of fun right now,” Galanti joked.

Sam’s Club is also limiting water purchases to three cases at its Serene and Eastern location.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com. Follow @Marv_in_Vegas on Twitter.

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