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Holiday Shopping Preview

A man carries shopping bags in a mall.
Erik McLean

The day after Thanksgiving, better known as Black Friday, marks the official start of the holiday shopping season. However, inflation, supply-chain hold-ups and the continuing COVID-19 pandemic could cause a disruption to gift shopping and gift-giving.

With inflation taking a toll on wallets as well as products held up by supply chain issues it could be a year where gifts that can skirt the supply chain take center stage. However, if gaming systems, laptops or flat-screen televisions are on your shopping list we’ll discover what the must-have items are and where you should purchase them.

We’ll also look at what plans are in place to financially stabilize the U.S Postal service over the next ten years and the impact it could have on holiday deliveries.

We’ll look at holiday gift-giving and the logistics of shipping during the holidays.


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