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Toilet paper sales down 8%

by JP Bill / January 27, 2009 4:34 AM PST

Fox news......

The guy doesn't know why.

Less money for food?

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Could be
by Angeline Booher / January 27, 2009 5:23 AM PST

...... folks using less per use.

In bad financial times people become more savings conscious. We certainly used less gas when it rose to $4+ per gal.

Angeline
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That was brought up.
by JP Bill / January 27, 2009 5:44 AM PST
In reply to: Could be

Just thought, if the dollar goes any lower, it will be cheaper than toilet paper...

Up here in Canada we have the "loonie", a metal coin....

I don't like the thoughts of that. Wink

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eat less, poop less and....
by James Denison / January 27, 2009 8:02 AM PST

...crumpled newspaper is cheaper. Free if you salvage from your neighbor's recycle bin.

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Well...
by J. Vega / January 27, 2009 10:54 AM PST

Well, the WSJ said "Kimberly-Clark Corp., saying economic weakness affected sales more than expected, posted an 8.1% drop in fourth-quarter net income. The consumer-products company, which has been hurt by the stronger dollar, also projected 2009 results below analysts' expectations.
MarketWatch said the same thing and added "In North America, shipments fell 10% for Viva and Scott paper towels, 7% for Cotttonelle and Scott bathroom tissue, and 3% Kleenex tissues.".

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That's more clear, but still a mystery.
by drpruner / January 27, 2009 12:25 PM PST
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Revenue will be off for the same number of boxes if prices are lowered or coupons go higher, to offset the slump. But "shipments" means 'boxes ordered by stores', AFAIK.

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Negative feedback...
by J. Vega / January 27, 2009 12:41 PM PST

It's like a negative feedback situation. If an international company sells in dollars, and the price of a dollar goes up you get less product for a dollar. In other words, it's less of a bargain and orders may go down.

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Who woulda thunk it could get so complicated-
by drpruner / January 27, 2009 1:34 PM PST
In reply to: Negative feedback...

something like "Pull, tear, wipe." Happy

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