Shoppers are buying six-month food supplies wrapped in military-grade Mylar pouches, and kits filled with duct tape, food bars and an air-filtration mask. Some companies that specialise in selling items to people planning for the worst — so-called doomsday preppers — say they have had a bump in sales this week, after tensions rose between the United States and North Korea. Online searches for prepping and survival gear have also jumped. The increase in sales is a turnaround from recent months. Revenue fell after US President Donald Trump’s election, ...
End of the world is good for business
Sales of food supplies, survival gear shoot up after rise in US-N Korea tensions
Micah Maidenberg | NYT Last Updated at August 13, 2017 22:18 IST