Halloween is Haunting Store Supply Shortages

Authors: Ariel Kelsey, Sidney Hancock

 Are you having problems looking for Halloween costumes? Can’t find any spooky decorations for your Halloween festivities? With so much backlog on these items, it may be hard to find what you are looking for. Everybody wants to get their Halloween items as soon as possible, and with that it impacts store shortages. All supplies and decorations wanted and needed at stores get loaded up at ports in the U.S. However, with very few truck drivers to deliver them, stores run short on decorations, costumes, and candy. The hardest thing to find right now in stores are decorations. Animatronics sell out almost immediately, and stores barely have any chances to restock. So wanting to buy a 12-foot skeleton to spook your trick-or-treaters, may have to wait until next year.