Empty shelves spotted in the female hygiene sections in stores across the country are serving as the latest sign of a worsening supply chain crisis, as the country still reels from a baby formula shortage.
Last week, Procter & Gamble, which manufactures products such as Tampax tampons and Always pads, and comprises about half of the menstrual care market, admitted that consumers might currently be unable to find the products they typically purchase.
“The Tampax team is producing tampons 24/7 to meet the increased demand for our products,” it said in a statement, according to NBC News. “We are working with our retail partners to maximize availability, which has significantly increased over the last several months.”
While the manufacturer said the situation