Delivery problems and lack of chips: gifts could run out before Christmas

Released on 23. 10 . 2021

  • How difficult will Christmas shopping be this year? Here and there delivery problems threaten, according to a survey. Photo: manaemedia / Shotshop / picture alliance

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Auto industry and electronics manufacturers suffer from delivery bottlenecks. The problems could soon reach the retail sector as well.

After the industry, the retail sector is now also complaining about delivery problems. The Munich-based Ifo Institute surveyed retailers across Germany in September. Results of the survey: three quarters of the retailers reported problems with the procurement of goods. “Some Christmas presents may not be available or will be more expensive”, …

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