Houston-area shoppers cut back and shopped discount brands, citing inflated prices.
Anything that could be canned got canned. Anything that could be boxed got boxed.
Advice from experts on how to maximize your money when it comes to the holidays.
Hint: Inflation and good ol’ supply chain issues play a big role.
Expect trees to cost 5% to 10% more than they did last year.
"When you're faced with a disaster, the sun does come up the next day," says Sam Greenberg of Greenberg Smoked Turkeys.
Employers want to keep their workers happy in this tight labor market — and holiday staffing is expensive.
The supply chain mess has raised the prices of feed, storage, shipping and materials. But the turkey and pie will be on the table.
Personal touches, virtual community events and free shipping can go a long way.
Although most soup kitchens are serving to-go meals, they're hoping to provide safe gathering spaces, too.