Sat. Jan 22nd, 2022

With Thanksgiving now behind us, the Christmas shopping season is officially in full swing. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber ​​Monday specials help families make money on discounted gifts. While business bustle is much needed by smaller businesses, which were affected by last year’s COVID-19 shutdowns, many say supply may not be able to keep up. Greenhaven Ace Hardware has been locally owned since 1976. Nicholas Dellos, store manager, tells KCRA 3 that business has so far doubled the usual amount this holiday shopping weekend. The store ordered its holiday items back in January 2020. Almost a year later, they are still waiting for a product to arrive. “Usually we have a lot more variety here,” Dellos said as he walked past the holiday lighting section. “Lots of different types of lights that we just could not get this year.” Supply chain problems and backups in California ports are also raising prices. “Everything has increased 30 percent or more,” Dellos explained. “It’s unreal.” Whether you need candles, tree stands, pixie hats or extension cords, you can find them in most hardware stores at the moment. Dellos’ advice for those hoping to decorate the halls of their homes? Do not wait. Demand is high and there is “not enough supply to keep up.” Gregg Jones agrees. He owns “Chad’s Christmas Trees” at Greenhaven Plaza Shopping Center on Florin Road and has been in business for eight years. “This year has definitely been a challenge,” he told KCRA 3. Between forest fires and excessive heat on the west coast, he said many Christmas trees were destroyed. chain delays, Christmas trees have a higher price tag this year. He said silver spire trees, which many refer to as “Charlie Brown trees,” have risen about 15 percent. “We are trying to do what we can to do it justice for everyone, but the cost is rising,” he said. “There’s not much we can do.” He said customers should consider buying their wood earlier in the season due to low inventory. Larger trees Trees are also more in demand. If you want to put Christmas shopping and decorations aside this weekend, Imaginarium’s ‘Light Up The Night’ at Cal Expo has a Black Friday weekend flash sale underway now. If you buy two tickets to use this weekend, you can save $ 10. The same deal is on if you buy two ride bracelets. Just use the code “BLKFRI21” at checkout. To buy tickets, click here.

With Thanksgiving now behind us, the Christmas shopping season is officially in full swing.

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber ​​Monday specials help families make money on discounted gifts.

While business bustle is much needed by smaller companies affected by last year’s COVID-19 shutdowns, many say supply may not keep up.

Greenhaven Ace Hardware has been locally owned since 1976.

Nicholas Dellos, store manager, tells KCRA 3 that the store has doubled its usual amount so far this holiday shopping weekend.

The store ordered its holiday items back in January 2020. Almost a year later, they are still waiting for a product to arrive.

“Usually we have a lot more variety here,” Dellos said as he walked past the holiday lighting section. “Lots of different types of lights that we just could not get this year.”

Supply chain problems and backups in California ports are also raising prices.

“Everything has increased 30 percent or more,” Dellos explained. “It’s unreal.”

Whether you need candles, wooden stands, Santa hats or extension cords, you can find them in most hardware stores at the moment.

Dellos’ advice for those hoping to decorate the halls of their homes? Do not wait. Demand is high and there is “not enough supply to keep up.”

Gregg Jones agrees.

He owns “Chad’s Christmas Trees” at Greenhaven Plaza Shopping Center on Florin Road and has been in business for eight years.

“This year has definitely been a challenge,” he told KCRA 3.

Between forest fires and excessive heat on the west coast, he said many Christmas trees were destroyed.

With rising demand, declining supply and rising shipping prices due to delays in the supply chain, Christmas trees have a higher price this year.

He said that silver spikes, which many refer to as “Charlie Brown trees”, have increased by about 15 percent.

“We are trying to do what we can to do it justice for everyone, but the cost is rising,” he said. “There’s not much we can do.”

He said customers should consider buying their wood earlier this season due to low inventory. Larger trees Trees are also more in demand.

If you want to put Christmas shopping and decorating next to this weekend, Imaginarium’s ‘Light Up The Night’ at Cal Expo has a flash sale on Black Friday weekend underway now.

If you buy two tickets that are to be used at the weekend, you can save DKK 10. The same agreement applies if you buy two riding bracelets. Just use the code “BLKFRI21” at checkout.

To buy tickets, click here.

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By Victor

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