CNN Money on Diaper Company Profit Losses… and High Cost of Diapers

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Diapers, and the companies that manufacture them, made the news today for the loss in profits. Many readers will first notice the subtitle: “America’s birth rate is at its lowest level in three decades. That’s a problem for Pampers and Huggies.” Unfortunately for the families across America, and in Western North Carolina, there is still a major problem for lower and middle-class families who struggle to pay for diapers.

As the author of the article reports:

“Diapers are also a profit windfall for the companies because they’re expensive and parents repeatedly need to restock.”

The author also quotes Leonard Lodish, a professor emeritus at the Wharton School of Business and an early investor in

“There aren’t as many expenditures for a household as big as diapers.”

Read the CNN Money article at