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Holiday Shopping Concerns Emerge for Buyers and Retailers

With fewer than 50 days until Black Friday, it’s beginning to look like supply chain issues could severely disrupt holiday shopping in the United States, affecting availability of everything from apparel to toys to electronics and even groceries.

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School Professor Tinglong Dai says the concerns are due to a perfect storm of supply chain shortages, evident in the record-level congestion at the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach that has spread to the East Coast, the widespread power outages across China, shortages of truck drivers and service workers, and COVID-19-fueled infections and restrictions.