This article in today’s WSJ further supports the issue that I have been talking about. What I have called COVID-SHIPMENT-DELAYS are not clearing up soon. It continues to look like this mess will take several years to work out. Going back to NORMAL? Today is our Normal. We must all plan in accordance and continue to move forward. This article provides great insight into this world-wide issue. Start making plans today for 2023 inventory.
Increased congestion is a concern when export hubs such as Shanghai resume full shipments and companies look to build inventories
Export volumes from the Port of Shanghai have fallen by as much as 30% since March.Photo: Ding Ting/Xinhua/Zuma Press
By Costas ParisMay. 6, 2022 5:33 am ET
Western ports are bracing for increased congestion when China eventually lifts stringent Covid-19 restrictions in major cities, which could come just as many importers start to load up for the back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons.
Import gateways such as California’s Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, which handle more than a third of all containers coming into the U.S., are still inundated with uncollected cargo more than two years into the pandemic.
The last thing Jenna Stierhoff, with Delaware Northwsj (Stadium Foodservice operator) said to me as we all started walking out; see you in 2 weeks.
Yes we all thought our world would go back to Normal soon. Nothing was further from the Truth. We may Never go back to those days. According to a new WSJ documentary…it may never return.
This documentary is worth the price and is an education in how we as small business owners must adapt to the our new environment. This week I celebrate my 67th birthday and I can tell you……the world is always changing. I embrace the change and look to serve my customers with the services they require.
Serving the Retail Ice Cream Industry – Since 1973
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With Social Distancing and the use of masks in today’s food service/ice cream retail shops, a new updated store design is paying dividends for many ice cream shop owners. Walk up/Drive Thru shops are experiencing ice cream sales like never before. We are seeing a hug shift from the inside only shops to the walk-up/drive thru operations. Today the customer is afraid to come in side, if not given comfortable inside options, like spacing at the order counter and seating area, but the ease of drive thru is winning the day at many shops. Many of my clients are seeing 60% or more store sales at the drive thru.
This shop designed for high, C. Nelson12DipHV-Curved Glass Gelato Style scoop cabinets, visibility of over 24 homemade ice cream flavors, homemade ice cream cakes & pies, with easy Entrance and easy Exit of the shop. The drive thru window is in close proximity to the prep area for quick ordering and service. The WalkIn-WalkOut concept allows for maximum display of all ice creams and frozen treats; while the drive-thru allows for maximum, social distancing/customer comfort.