by Refinitiv

What toilet paper shortages tell us about supply chains

FT Trade Secrets writer Aime Williams goes on a mission to find toilet roll. The coronavirus outbreak has emptied supermarket shelves. But why can't manufacturers just divert the unused office paper?

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FT Trade Secrets is a video channel exploring the changing face of international trade and globalisation at a critical time - with the global system under threat, continued US-China trade tensions, and the UK’s divorce from the EU. The channel alternates between independent reporting from FT journalists and expert commentary from financial markets data provider Refinitiv.