KHD Buzz- Supply Chain Issues Cause More Retail Problems, USPS Delivery Slowdowns Begin and More

KHD Buzz- Supply Chain Issues Cause More Retail Problems, USPS Delivery Slowdowns Begin and More

October 11, 2021 Off By Koehler Home Decor

Dollar Stores Hit Growth Roadblocks

Dollar store chains have been enjoying rapid growth over the past several years. Now however supply chain issues are putting dollar Stores to the test, as well as increased opposition from local communities where new stores are planned, and a workforce dissatisfied with low pay and job demands that are out of line with their compensation. Read More

USPS Delivery Slowdown Has Begun

As part of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s strategy to reduce operating expenses, the USPS began delaying mail delivery on October 1, 2021. Approximately 40% of all first-class mail will take longer to reach its intended recipients. The most significant delays in receiving new mail are likely in western regions and sections of Texas and Florida. Read More

Report: Weaknesses in Retail Supply Chain May Take Years to Fix

Retailers went into the 2020 Christmas holiday season with plenty of inventory but concerns about customer demand. Merchants are aware that demand will be high this year, but they are unsure if they will have enough inventory to meet it. The pandemic has exposed a number of flaws in the retail supply chain, which some experts fear will take years to address. Read More

Retailers Push Early Holiday Shopping Due to Supply Chain Issues

According to Deloitte, Americans are estimated to spend $1.3 trillion this holiday season, up 7% to 9% from the previous year. Although large retailers normally begin advertising holiday products in early November, Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving, is generally considered the start of the season in the United States.

Many retailers are starting their Christmas sales drive even earlier than normal this year because they are facing shipping snarls and other operational issues that could leave them unable to meet consumer demand during the fourth quarter if shoppers wait until the last minute to make gift purchases. Read More

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