Going to the store may be your smartest bet to navigate the supply chain crisis this holiday

High demand, combined with supply chain delays, materials’ shortages and troubles hiring workers, are shrinking the availability of items both online and at stores. As customers get closer to the last minute, physical stores will become a more appealing option for shoppers than waiting around for delivery, analysts expect. Even if customers can’t find exactly what they’re looking for at a store, it’s usually easier to browse around for an alternative in person — and they can try it on.”Brick and mortar may be more attractive for consumers later in the season,” Rod Sides, a vice chairman at Deloitte and leader of its US retail and distribution practice, said

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Going to the store may be your smartest bet to navigate the supply chain crisis this holiday

High demand, combined with supply chain delays, materials' shortages and troubles hiring workers, are shrinking the availability of items both online and at stores....