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Ginger Pigg in her gift boutique The Perfect Pigg in Cumming, Georgia on Oct. 22, 2021. She says she is struggling to get products to her store in a timely way. The boxes in the foreground are shopping bags that took 14 weeks to arrive when they normally would have arrived in 4 weeks. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)
Ginger Pigg in her gift boutique The Perfect Pigg in Cumming, Georgia on Oct. 22, 2021. She says she is struggling to get products to her store in a timely way. The boxes in the foreground are shopping bags that took 14 weeks to arrive when they normally would have arrived in 4 weeks. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

‘Buy it when you see it’: Retailers dread holiday shortages amid supply bottlenecks (access required)

Because of bottlenecks in the global supply chain, many stores are scrambling to try to get all the inventory they can ahead of the crucial holiday shopping season.