Marketplace
Marketplace
Nov 17, 2021
Small businesses attempt a new balancing act
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Big-box retailers like Home Depot, Target and Walmart are well stocked and ready to go for the holiday season. But for smaller retailers and businesses, inflation and supply chain issues are packing a real double whammy. Many are having to balance price increases that won’t alienate customers with creative solutions in order to protect their bottom line. They’re doing things like slimming down selections, cutting hours or adding storage space. We’ll also hear about the Forest Service’s plans for prescribed burns, what needs to happen to meet President Joe Biden’s EV charging infrastructure goals, and how Netflix is showing off its streaming-service might.

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