Fact Checking Hand Sanitizer Stock Levels
It seems like every second story in the news in the past week or so has been related to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus situation. We have seen cruise ships quarantined, conferences cancelled, flights scrubbed and most recently reports of panic buying and retailers placing purchase limits on cleaning items and even toilet paper.
While the media has been reporting out-of-stocks of key items such as hand sanitizer, the reports are often accompanied by anecdotal evidence and one photo of a shelf that is out-of-stock.
We decided to send 60 Field Agents to drug, mass retailers and grocery stores across Canada to take photos of the Hand Sanitizer section so you can see the situation yourself. We conducted the audits in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver areas so that we could also get a sense for any geographical differences.
See the results for yourself and download our free report now!