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The Rise Of Luxury Toilet Paper

Shorebreak
Shorebreak   |     |   4,077 posts since 2010

Americans have a new favorite way to flush money down the drain: luxury toilet paper. Sales in the United States of what the industry calls "luxury" rolls — anything quilted,lotioned, perfumed or ultra-soft, from two- to four-ply — climbed to $1.4 billion last year, outpacing all other kinds of toilet paper for the first time in nearly a decade, data from market research firm Euromonitor International show.




paoli2
paoli2   |     |   2,221 posts since 2011
Luxury toilet paper??  Are CD rates that bad again??
Shorebreak
Shorebreak   |     |   4,077 posts since 2010
I believe the point of the article was that:
...even during a recession, analysts said, they saw shoppers who were more than willing to trade up for one of the few indulgences they could afford. Even in a down market, people want a little bit of luxury. They may not be able to take a spa vacation. But they can make their home a little bit more spa-like.
Ally6770
Ally6770   |     |   1,958 posts since 2010
I remember being snowed in during the 60's and 70's  for 4 to 6 weeks a few times when we lived on the farm. My husband took a snowmobile to the highway to get to work. He also used the snowmobile to go into town when the highway closed one weekend to get us toilet paper. None in town even at the take out stores.  The delivery trucks couldn't get to town. He came home with 25 lbs of dog food for the beagles, and a 25 lb bag of flour for me  because he said I knew how to make bread and many others didn't. I used to make 4 loaves twice a week. The kids would come home from school as it was coming out of the oven and split a loaf of warm bread with butter for their snack on Mondays and Thursdays. 

I always stock up actually I still stock up on everything now even though we have moved back to town. We still have a septic tank  because we live just outside of town and I still check Consumer Reports because many of the toilet tissues do not dissolve well in septic tanks. 
Shorebreak
Shorebreak   |     |   4,077 posts since 2010
The rise of luxury toilet paper - The Washington Post
paoli2
paoli2   |     |   2,221 posts since 2011
SB:  There must be something to this Luxury toilet paper item.  I was on the phone today talking to my DD about it and she said it was coming over the news about how it is the latest splurge people are doing now.  She said they described the kind of luxury toilet paper being bought etc. etc.  I guess it's not just a fad.  I told her to stick with what she already has.  We are not ready to rise "that" high or "low" as you would say when it comes to toilet paper.  The world is in chaos and the high spot on the news is "luxury toilet paper"!    Doesn't anyone care that Iran is trying to put missle launch pads in  Bolivia so they can "wipe" us off the Earth?  And they won't be using luxury toilet paper for their "wipes".  Ok, I have to run.  It's medical appt time.  Keep it "clean" while I am gone.  :)