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Procter & Gamble hikes prices, tries to ease supply chain clogs

Oct 19, 2021
P&G home goods, including skin and oral care, will cost more. Companies are getting creative about getting products to market.
Procter & Gamble, which owns household brands like Downy and Bounce, will raise prices as a result of higher costs and disruptions in its supply networks.
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There's still a paper shortage. You know what that means.

Oct 4, 2021
School supplies, holiday cards and, yes, toilet paper are all affected.
Shortages in paper products come down to paper pulp. It’s produced in mills, which are slowed down because of worker shortages right now.
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Here's another shortage to add to the list: paint

Sep 29, 2021
Ryan Amato of Ryan Amato Painting in Easton, Pennsylvania, talks us through the challenges.
Thanks to labor shortages and a lack of resin, paint is in short supply.
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Stores are limiting purchases of some products. This time, blame the supply chain.

Sep 24, 2021
Restrictions on purchases can backfire, causing customers to want to stock up on limited supplies.
A shopper at a Costco store in Alhambra, California in August 2019. Costco and other stores are once again limiting the number of water bottles, cleaning products and paper supplies that customers can purchase.
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How one construction company is navigating labor and materials shortages

Aug 4, 2021
The industry's challenges could lead to higher prices for consumers.
Maurice Rahming, who owns and operates O’Neill Construction Group in Portland, Oregon with his wife Ali O'Neill, says the industry's challenges could lead to higher prices for consumers.
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Car rental companies still battling against shortages

Aug 3, 2021
The companies are struggling to purchase new cars because of supply problems.
A Hertz car-rental agency in Manhattan.
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Bars missing a key ingredient: alcohol

Jul 29, 2021
Managers are reworking their cocktail menus as shortages of materials and labor make some brands unavailable for weeks.
Several states are dealing with shortages of alcoholic beverages, thanks to high demand coupled with packaging problems.
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Some restaurant chains deal with supply shortages by trying to pivot

Jun 29, 2021
If chicken wings are hard to find, maybe offer thighs?
The chain Wingstop just launched a brand focused on another part of the bird, calling itself "Thighstop."
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What’s driving all of the shortages in the pandemic?

Jun 21, 2021
“We have a really fragile global supply chain that had been overly leaned out,” said Dr. Nada Sanders, distinguished professor of supply chain management at Northeastern University in Boston.
Many companies rely on just-in-time systems, which involve having companies receive goods only as them need them for the production process, which reduces inventory costs. But as companies shift away from just-in-time models, inventories have been growing.
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Supply chain woes have retailers thinking ahead

Jun 9, 2021
They're already placing orders for the 2021 holiday season, but some things are easier to buy well ahead of time than others.
Some things (like decorations) are easier for retailers to purchase ahead of time to guarantee they'll be stocked for the holiday shopping season and avoid supply chain disruptions.
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