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Costco is implementing new consumer limitations on purchases of household essentials including toilet paper, paper towels, and Kirkland bottled water as the company has seen an increase in demand due to a surge in the delta variant and supply-chain complications.

Costco has been dealing with significant issues centered around supply-chain complications and inflation according to the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Richard A. Galanti. Galanti informed analysts of the issues during a conference call, transcribed by Alpha Street, regarding Costco’s fourth-quarter earnings on September 23:

From a supply chain perspective, the factors pressuring supply chains and inflation include port delays, container shortages, COVID disruptions, shortages on various components, raw materials and ingredients, labor cost pressures and trucker and driver shortages — trucks and driver shortages. Domestically, anecdotally rather from a — even on a domestic side, various major brands are requesting longer lead times. Some cases difficulty in finding drivers and trucks on short notice. Lead times on ingredients and packaging have been extended in some cases.

The article goes on to state the following:

After noting complications regarding supply chains and inflation, Galanti announced, “Also we’re putting some limitations on key items like bath tissues, roll towels, Kirkland Signature water, high demand related SKUs related to the uptick in the Delta related demand.”


“Inflationary factors abound, higher labor costs, higher freight cost, higher transportation demand, along with container shortages and port delays, increased demand in certain product categories,” Galanti said.

Galanti explained that shipments that usually take 8 to 12 weeks are now taking 16 to 18 weeks, and that  the trend will probably continue into 2022.

Significant delays were noted for receiving shipments of furniture, children’s toys, seasonal items, and computer/electronic chips.

The Epoch Times reported:

Seeking to ease some of the supply pressures, Galanti said Costco has chartered three ocean vessels and leased thousands of shipping containers for use on those ships for the next year to ramp up shipments between Asia and the United States.

Higher costs of plastics and resins have led to many items in Costco’s offering—such as trash bags, plastic cups, and pet products—to go up by between 5 to 11 percent, he said.

He estimated that the overall price inflation of products Costco is selling to be in the 3.5 percent to 4.5 percent range. This is an increase from the 1 percent to 1.5 percent range he estimated in March and the 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent range he projected in May.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Doesn’t this drive people to their store and other stores which just causes larger problems? Doesn’t this ultimately bring them more money? Putting fear into people is wrong. This brings out the ugly in ALL people! We are being played, yet again. This will divide those that can get with those that can’t get. Very sad.

  2. Here we go again! The greedy hoarders will purchase more than they need creating more of a problem and more shortages!
    Get ready for another year of BS!

  3. Most people would call me a hoarder but growing up in earthquake California and in the LDS church I was raised to always be prepared the church taught us to have at least 3 months but I’m not comfortable with just 3 months and for some reason I think everyone should be prepared and always amazed that others don’t even have enough for a month, I try to warn people but they say I’m nuts, I might be nuts but I haven’t had to buy TP in over a year and I clean my milk jugs and fill them with water and bucket and buckets of dry goods, we’re living in a time where we have to start thinking about shizzz like this sad but true but people really need to wake up we’re not living in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s or even 2000s we’re living in Obama’s Biden’s America and I’m afraid we’ve lost our country for good.

  4. Here we go again. We are being played like a fiddle AGAIN.Packed with people sporting events; no masking however masks in our schools and inconsistent policies all over America that appears to change daily. The untruths about what’s happening in hospitals, inconsistent medical advice from what now appears corrupt paid off doctors. And of course the corrupt Fakie spreading his inconsistent lies AND the number of minion troll followers of whatever big g puts out

  5. This is an orchestrated event that will cause a war People will kill for food
    Think people They shut our businesses down Not illegals coming in
    Farmers were either not allowed to plant or were made to dig up what they already planted. This all done during growing season
    Remember Gretchen’s hammer ? She would not even allow people to buy seeds.
    Then you open your eyes and actually see how much of our GDP was given to China and the rest of the world That’s our jobs ! Even our Medicines were made by our worse enemy Remember the virus !!!
    America doesn’t ship very much! Because all of our industry left our country
    All thanks to the politicians Especially the democrats
    Now Since No one has seen the need to stop the murdering bastard and his communist regime in our house. So far the virus has not killed enough of us And the vaccines will in 2-5 years kill those that was vaccinated See the video of Russians removing the vaccine within 30 min of the injection and how it looks just like What happens when snake venom is added to your blood. It turns to a clotted jell. and we barely are hanging in there so another lockdown for Americans is coming While millions are being run across our country being put into our food supply which is about to stop
    And the democrats are fighting like hell to push more abortions of Americans while they are now killing our people in the open and now our elderly
    What’s wrong with this ? What is it it going to take To see Americans act like Americans

  6. This is NOT A SUPPLY CHAIN SHORTAGE? It’s a DELIBERATELY MANUFACTURED EFFORT BY BIDEN to CREATE FICTIONAL FOOD SHORTAGES? There are 56 cargo supply barges all backed up sitting in Long Beach, OAKLAND, with food & other goods NOBODY KNOWS WHY or do we? Another criminal tactic by Communist Democrats to create & use food shortages as leverage against citizens purposefully around the holidays? 😠

  7. Here is what I do to bypass this B’s. I go to Family Dollar stores in my local area. By low cost tp, paper towels and facial tissues there. Save money and say so long to the big box stores. No longer long lines nor self checkout crap.

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