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Shippers prepare for another pandemic crush of holiday gifts

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The last holiday season was far from the most wonderful time of the year for the U.S. Postal Service: Sick and quarantined workers, a flood of packages from shoppers loath to set foot in stores and a last-minute dump of packages from overwhelmed private ...

Partnership News and Views: Skip the supply chain headaches, shop local

Christmas is coming…hopefully. Holiday shoppers are finding that supply chain disruptions could impact their gift-giving plans. Strong consumer demand for goods, combined with labor shortages and disruptions to freight, shipping, and manufacturing, have left the supply chain snarled. ...

News from the Greater Munising Area: New chamber member, The Women’s Center

The newest member of the Alger County Chamber of Commerce is the Women’s Center. The Women’s Center has provided free services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in the Marquette area for over 45 years. After realizing a need for its help in Alger County, the organization ...

Macy’s, Kohl’s post strong results ahead of holidays

NEW YORK (AP) — Department store chains Macy’s and Kohl’s delivered strong results for the fiscal third quarter as shoppers go back to buying dresses and other goods that fell to the bottom of the shopping list when the pandemic struck. Macy’s and Kohl’s swung to a profit during the ...

Chamber Chat: Local retail a community cornerstone

There was a time not long ago that a business person with a local retail establishment was able to make a living, raise a family, hire employees and contribute to local community causes. These retailers were the bedrock of local downtowns and neighborhoods. Clothing, sporting good, tools, ...