DISH, N.Y. — Laundry products sold in the United States at a discount of $1 per 1,000 gallons are selling at a higher rate than the same product at the same price a year ago, according to data compiled by Fox Sports.
The laundry detergents are now sold for $1 each, up from $1 in 2016, according a Fox Sports report.
The report was published Tuesday.
The sales data was provided by Consumer Reports, which provides a marketplace for detergent sellers to sell products.
Fox Sports also reported that the sales of the detergent detergent have dropped from $4.7 billion in 2016 to $2.9 billion in 2017.
It’s unclear how much the sales decline is a result of consumer outrage about the product, but some experts are skeptical about the numbers.
“There’s no question the number of people who are buying detergent has gone down a lot,” said Mark Cianflone, a professor at the University of Maryland.
Cianflor said it’s difficult to know how much consumers are buying the detergens because many of the products are sold by third-party retailers, including Walmart and Walgreens.
“I’m not sure we can attribute that directly to boycotts,” he said.
“It’s more a reflection of a broader trend.”
Consumer Reports is not the only company to have seen the results of the anti-deworm movement.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported in April that the popularity of antibacterial detergences has waned, but it’s still in the early stages.
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