Melbourne's return to stage 3 restrictions has precipitated another round of grocery stockpiling. But supermarket shelves won't be empty as long as last time.
What motivates people to panic buy and stockpile goods like toilet paper? The COVID-19 pandemic has given us the chance to find out.
Bulk buying disrupts the balance of the supply chain. Here's how supply chains combat hoarding of products like toilet paper.
Modern supply chains have become increasingly efficient, but as a result are more susceptible to disruptions like the one caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
It's hard to get societies based on individualism to act in the collective good. That's why you can't find any toilet paper.
The good news is supermarket shelves should be back to normal sooner rather than later.
The new coronavirus outbreak has prompted panic buying in the US and around the world, even in products that are abundant.