US President Joe Biden and representatives from retail companies in the US confirmed Monday that the supply problems the country has been experiencing since the summer began to improve, noting that Consumption increases as the holiday season approaches.
In a statement to the White House, Biden said the country made “progress” in logistics, confirming a decline of “over 40%” in November in the number of containers. in waiting to be unloaded at the docks for more than eight days.
Standing next to him, Meg Hamm, president of the Food Line supermarket chain, said, “We have enough merchandise” to line the shelves.
For his part, Doug McMillon, president of giant Walmart distribution company, said there has been “a lot of progress” in product delivery, noting in in particular, the initiatives launched by the White House to accelerate port activities.
“We think we’re going to have a fantastic holiday season,” he added during a video conference.
According to MasterCard, the credit card payment company, sales of “Black Friday”, the famous sales day in the United States, have jumped 30% compared to the same day a year ago.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions in the global supply chain and subsequently delayed the arrival of goods and materials prime in the United States, leading to higher prices.
This issue has sparked concern as Christmas and New Year approaches, after experts predicted a shortage of goods during this period of high consumer demand.
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