• Stores kick off Black Friday but pandemic woes linger

    2 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - Retailers are expected to usher in the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season Friday with bigger crowds than last year in a closer step toward normalcy. But the fallout from the pandemic continues to weigh on businesses and shoppers' minds.
    Buoyed by solid hiring, healthy pay gains and substantial savings, customers are returning to stores and splurging on all types of items. But the spike has also resulted in limited selection across the board as suppliers and retailers have been caught flat-footed.
    Shortages of shipping containers and truckers have helped to delay...
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  • Black Friday is here, but will the crowds follow?

    2 days ago - By Washington Post

    Retailers are banking on a big return to stores and malls over the signature holiday shopping weekend, but supply chain tangles may send more of those dollars online.
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