It is time to start thinking about getting ready for the holiday season, and flea market and swap meet vendors need to be aware of the supply chain challenges ahead. While the worst of the pandemic should be behind us, the supply chain is still experiencing delays with products sourced from outside the country, which will only get worse once the holiday season approaches.
Buying products that are made in the U.S. can greatly help sellers get around these challenges and deliver merchandise on time to consumers. According to Hemant Kalbag, Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Consumer and Retail Group, we are about 9-12 months away from supply chains returning back to normal. On top of purchasing products that are made in the country, Kalbag also has some advice while preparing for the holiday season:
“My advice for smaller retailers would be to think carefully and logically about the expected demand. You are better off selling out of what you have rather than overstocking and being stuck with the leftover products,” Kalbag said. While vendors are planning ahead for the holidays, here is some high quality merchandise made in the U.S.:
Made with clean, ozone, and fruity green top notes with jasmine, lily of the valley, mid notes of lavender, and woody, earthy, and musky bottom notes, this comforting scent is made with phthalate-free fragrance oil. Each product is handmade right on the family’s farm in Wilsonville, Alabama.
Tasty, convenient, and fun to take, these CBD gummies are a reliable option for pretty much anyone. These gummy PhytoBites include 10mg of CBD each and other clean ingredients like organic tapioca syrup and organic cane sugar. These tasty treats are gluten free, vegan, and of course, THC free. There are about 30 servings per bottle, and the test results are available on their website.
This Body Glow Céleste Salt Scrub is the perfect solution for dull, lifeless skin. It delicately removes the dead outer layer to reveal a luminous, natural glow. Key ingredients include sea salt, jasmine, and nourishing Vitamin E. Potent Hyaluronic Acid keeps the skin looking its youthful best.
De Soap Boutique
For those customers who need a little help falling asleep, let them discover this organic hemp extract oral spray sleep remedy that leverages the healing powers of the hemp plant with traditional sleep aid ingredients to help users fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Free from harmful toxins and pesticides, the hemp is extracted from certified organic, non-GMO premium hemp grown in the USA.
Nu Bloom Botanicals
This necklace is part of Operation Feel Pretty! Pretty Hunter supports our military, and this necklace represents one of their efforts to act on that support. With each American Pride necklace purchased, Pretty Hunter will give one American Pride ring to a woman serving in the military. Made with Swarovski crystals and once-fired bullets.