How long are ‘supply chain issues’ going to last?

The lead-up to Christmas and the traditional Boxing Day sales period is the most important time of the year for retailers.

But 2021 has not been an easy year. There are now fresh warnings so-called “supply chain issues” could drag out until 2024.

In addition to soaring shipping costs there now appears to be a looming shortage of a key fuel additive necessary to keep the nation’s fleet of trucks on the road and delivering products to stores.

So, what is the outlook for shopping – and prices – in 2022?

Today on Please Explain, retail reporter Dominic Powell joins Jess Irvine to discuss.

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