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Here’s why retailers are facing higher transport costs and shipping delays

What’s the connection between the Covid vaccine rollout in the US and Europe and increased container costs and shipping delays for retailers? It’s all a matter of supply and demand.  Stores are back open and people are shopping again in the US, UK, France, Germany and other European countries that have fully vaccinated over half of their populations, which is straining global supply chains that are still badly impacted by Covid-19. “Consumer demand is outpacing container supply and ve