Toilet roll sales rise by more than a fifth amid new UK Covid-19 restrictions

Manufacturer insists supplies will not run out as long as customers don’t panic buy

Sales of toilet rolls have soared by 23% over the past week, and manufacturers are preparing for further increases in consumer demand following the introduction of fresh coronavirus restrictions across most of the UK.

WEPA Group, which produces toilet paper and kitchen towels for the UK consumer market from its site in Bridgend, south Wales, said it expected sales to remain high, but insisted that supplies would not run out.

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