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Businesses pressured by supply chain shortages

“It’s just a mess,” Nader’s Gallery co-owner Edward Nader says, adding that he never has seen issues like this in his 40 years in business
Edward Nader, co-owner of Nader’s Gallery in Shreveport, says he never has seen supply chain...
Edward Nader, co-owner of Nader’s Gallery in Shreveport, says he never has seen supply chain issues like this in his 40 years in business. “It’s just a mess.”(Source: Destinee Patterson/KSLA News 12)
Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 3:05 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Black Friday is right around the corner. Before we know it, Christmas will be here.

As the holiday season gears up, KSLA News 12 talked with local business owners about how they’re faring amid the national supply chain shortage.

“The supply chain issues are real and the struggle is real,” said Donna Phillips, who owns Absolutely Abigail’s, a boutique in the 3700 block of Youree Drive in Shreveport.

Within the past two years, it’s been one thing after another for locally-owned businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has knocked out many.

Edward Nader, co-owner of Nader’s Gallery in the 500 block of East Kings Highway in Shreveport, said he never has seen supply chain issues like this in his 40 years in business.

“It’s just a mess,” he said, noting that upholstery furniture seems to be the biggest issue.

Both business owners say they believe they will end the year on a high note, despite their challenges.

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