Buy local, buy early: The supply chain crisis could impact the holidays. Are you having trouble finding items?

Supply chain issues are affecting some New Jersey residents more than others, and with the holidays approaching, many more are having difficulty getting what is needed.

News 12 Staff

Oct 21, 2021, 9:13 AM

Updated 915 days ago

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Supply chain issues are affecting some New Jersey residents more than others, and with the holidays approaching, many more are having difficulty getting what is needed. 
In some grocery stores, a few empty shelves of some items may be seen, but it’s more so toys and other products ordered online that may not be available. 
Unlike the coronavirus pandemic when manufacturing shut down worldwide, the issue continues to be getting products to the shelves. 
Many items sit in containers on ships, waiting to be offloaded. Long shoremen in Los Angeles and Long Beach have just been given the go-ahead to work 24 hours.
If you're wondering how to beat the backlog, it's recommended you buy local and buy early.  


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