Businesses adapt to supply chain issues for holiday shopping

World Today

Trucks line up to enter a Port of Oakland shipping terminal on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. Intense demand for products has led to a backlog of container ships outside the nation’s two largest ports along the Southern California coast. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

You may have noticed the holiday shopping season seems to start earlier and earlier. This year, supply chain issues are causing delays in getting products onto the shelves. At the same time, big retailers have early Black Friday sales, and smaller companies are getting creative to attract shoppers.