Clorox president says company ships nearly 1 million packages of wipes daily
The president of Clorox said Monday that the company is shipping nearly 1 million packages of wipes daily amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Linda Rendle, who is the CEO-elect of the company, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that Clorox is producing record numbers of disinfectant products as demand has spiked.
“Since January, we’re able to make 100 million more disinfecting products than we did before. That’s a 50 percent increase,” she said. “And specific to wipes, we’re making nearly 1 million packages of wipes every single day and shipping them to stores.”
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: CEO of Clorox on demand for disinfectant wipes, supply chain and restocking. “We are making more disinfecting products than we ever have before.”@RobinRoberts https://t.co/pyyjXXeO0I pic.twitter.com/YY5MIYZhsJ
— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 10, 2020
Rendle said the company thanks “everybody for their patience.” Stores have run out of the wipes as people seek disinfectants to protect them from the virus.
She also said in a call with analysts last week that the shortage of Clorox wipes will likely last into next year.
“Given the fact that cold and flu sits in the middle of the year, and then we expect the pandemic to be with us for the entirety of the year, it will take the full year to get up to the supply levels that we need to be at,” she said.
The company said in May that it had seen a 500 percent increase in demand since March, NBC News reported.
CEO Benno Dorer had predicted in the spring that the stock would be back to normal by summer, but the wipes continued to be in high demand, Dorer told Reuters last week.