Dettol sale shave surged as the spread of coronavirus rising globally has seen demand for disinfectant.
Despite disinfectant has not yet been scientifically proven to protect against coronavirus, Reckitt Benckiser has said the demand for Dettol hand gels in China are outstripping supply.
Dettol owner Reckitt Benckiser said in its results on Thursday, “We are seeing some increased demand for Dettol and Lysol products and are working to support the relevant healthcare authorities and agencies, including through donations, information and education.
“We do see increased activity online for our consumers in China.”
Reckitt Benckiser chief executive Laxman Narasimhan said, “If you look at China today, what you are seeing is that consumer traffic to store is down, but you do see activity moving to online.”
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