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Fueled by ingenuity, creativity, and an understanding of people’s most essential needs, Kimberly-Clark’s 46,000 employees around the world create products that help individuals experience more of what’s essential to them. Our well-known global brands, including Andrex, Cottonelle, Depend, Huggies, Kleenex, Plenitude, Poise, Scott and U by Kotex, are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries, and we hold the No. 1 or No. 2 brand share in 80 countries. We also understand our responsibility to make a positive contribution to the people we serve around the globe. Our sustainable practices support a healthy planet and build stronger communities to ensure our business thrives for decades to come. In all that we do, we’re building a legacy of positive impact.

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The case of the missing toilet paper: How the coronavirus exposed U.S. supply chain flaws

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Author: Jen Wieczner

Topics: COVID-19

Organizations: Amazon, Costco, Kimberly-Clark, Procter & Gamble, Walmart

Before executives at consumer-goods giant Kimberly-Clark rushed to shut their offices on Friday the 13th of March, they convened for one last emergency meeting. Commuting home that final time, Arist Mastorides, president of family care for North America, stopped at his local Walmart, on the edge of Lake Winnebago in Neenah, Wis., to see the emergency firsthand. Mastorides oversees toilet paper brands like Cottonelle and Scott, but that evening he could find none of his own products. “A long gondola shelf that’s completely empty of bathroom and facial tissue, I never in my life thought I would ever see that,” he says. “That’s a very unsettling thing.”

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