ICYMI: Retailers Won’t Let Supply Chain Chaos Ruin Holidays

RILA Fox Business Op-Ed

Despite supply chain challenges, leading retailers are ready to deliver this holiday season. Brian Dodge, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) president, pinned an op-ed published yesterday on Fox Business highlighting why customers shouldn’t panic about securing gifts and needed items this year.
Fox Business, published Nov. 29
Supply chain issues won't ruin the holidays because America's retailers refuse to let it happen
Inventories for the holidays for many large retailers are already on U.S. soil
By Brian Dodge
“By now everyone has seen the images of container ships stacked high with merchandise destined for store shelves idled in droves outside U.S. ports waiting to dock and unload. Supply chain woes are grabbing headlines and leaving many Americans justifiably concerned that this year’s holiday Grinch will materialize in empty store shelves, leaving customers frustrated and unable to secure the products they want to celebrate the season.

“But Santa has never been known to let a challenge big or small get in the way of delivering the magic of the holidays to families. This year, I’d still bet on Santa to deliver.”

Read the full op-ed here.

To learn more about how retailers are navigating retail supply chain disruptions visit the RILA website or contact Melissa Murdock to schedule an interview with a supply chain expert, melissa.murdock@rila.org.


RILA is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.

RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad.
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