Demand for Hand Sanitizer and Disinfecting Wipes Spikes Amid Coronavirus Scare

'Sales went through the roof'

hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes chart
Data suggests both online sales and searches for the products are up. Sources: Getty Images

As news of the coronavirus continues to dominate headlines, impacting markets and conferences alike, new numbers show consumer demand for hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes has surged.

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@hiebertpaul Paul Hiebert is a CPG reporter at Adweek, where he focuses on data-driven stories that help illustrate changes in consumer behavior and sentiment.