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The creative ways retailers are trying to sidestep shipping delays, from Home Depot flying in power tools to Coca-Cola chartering bulk vessels used for coal

18 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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A record number of container ships are causing backlogs in key US ports.
Companies like Target, Home Depot, and Coca-Cola have taken on extra costs to offset the shortages.
The supply-chain snags threaten to cause further price hikes and shutter more businesses.
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As record numbers of hulking cargo ships clog key ports and threaten the global supply chain, many retailers have been forced to find creative ways to overcome shortages and price hikes. From chartering bulk vessels and smaller container ships to...
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