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Germany: Company sets up vending machine dispensing toilet paper as panic-buying resumes01:00

Germany: Company sets up vending machine dispensing toilet paper as panic-buying resumes

Germany, Dusseldorf
October 23, 2020 at 12:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

The toilet paper manufacturer Hakle has set up a one-of-a-kind vending machine in the parking lot in front of its factory in Benrath, Dusseldorf. Instead of snacks and beverages, people can purchase toilet paper and hygiene wipes from the device.

A double roll of toilet paper cost €2 ($2.3), while hygiene wipes cost €1.50 ($1.7).

The machine responds to many customers' concerns after seeing photos of empty supermarket shelves online, as people have been increasingly panic-buying due to fears of an imminent lockdown.

Indeed, toilet paper shortages have spread almost as fast as the coronavirus in the past months, with people fearing it could happen again during a second wave.

A new survey by Yougov shows that one in ten people in Germany will stock up on toilet paper, pasta, and other essential items in the upcoming weeks.

Germany: Company sets up vending machine dispensing toilet paper as panic-buying resumes01:00
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The toilet paper manufacturer Hakle has set up a one-of-a-kind vending machine in the parking lot in front of its factory in Benrath, Dusseldorf. Instead of snacks and beverages, people can purchase toilet paper and hygiene wipes from the device.

A double roll of toilet paper cost €2 ($2.3), while hygiene wipes cost €1.50 ($1.7).

The machine responds to many customers' concerns after seeing photos of empty supermarket shelves online, as people have been increasingly panic-buying due to fears of an imminent lockdown.

Indeed, toilet paper shortages have spread almost as fast as the coronavirus in the past months, with people fearing it could happen again during a second wave.

A new survey by Yougov shows that one in ten people in Germany will stock up on toilet paper, pasta, and other essential items in the upcoming weeks.

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