Costco bringing back purchase limits on toilet paper and more

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Friday, September 24, 2021
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Costco has reinstated purchase limits on items like toilet paper and due to global supply chain shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Costco is reverting to its item purchase limits that were created at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, except this time the change isn't meant to shut down panic buying.

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The warehouse chain has once again set limits on the number of household essentials that can be purchased, according to a company earnings call on Thursday. Items that will be limited reportedly include bottled water, bath tissues, and roll towels.

Costco's Chief Financial Officer said many shipments of everyday items have been delayed due to global supply chain issues overseas that have impacted countless industries.

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