Walmart CEO says company sold enough toilet paper in 5 days for every American to have a roll

Walmart CEO says company sold enough toilet paper in 5 days for every American to have a roll
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Walmart sold enough toilet paper in five days for every American to have a roll, according to the company's CEO.

"In the last five days we've sold enough toilet paper for every American to have their own roll. Just in five days," CEO Doug McMillon told NBC's "Today" on Friday. 

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As the coronavirus continues to spread in the U.S., pushing Americans inside their homes to self-isolate and help prevent the pandemic from worsening, shoppers are continuing to share photos of empty shelves on social media. McMillon said they're continually restocking essential supplies such as toilet paper and food.

"I think it's important that everyone know our merchandise continues to flow," McMillon added on NBC, noting that hand sanitizer is a little "harder to come by" right now. 

"There's plenty of flow coming, but if everyone can just kind of manage and buy week-to-week rather than stocking up, it'd be helpful for everybody," he said.

McMillon added that buying trends have shifted as people have stayed home longer.

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"It started out with food and consumable, and then it moved to things like puzzles and games," he told NBC. "Lately we've seen more grooming products. People are starting to need a haircut."