What It’s Like on the Front Lines of Panic Buying at Costco

Shoppers are climbing shelves and disguising their appearance.

a line of people in front of costco
People have been lining up hours before opening at Costco since panic buying has set in because of the coronavirus. Getty Images

In recent weeks, we’ve seen panic buying in the U.S. spread from masks and hand sanitizer to toilet paper and shelf-stable goods like oat milk and Twinkies.

@lisalacy lisa.lacy@adweek.com Lisa Lacy is Adweek's Commerce Editor.