Costco, other retailers impacted by fewer Christmas trees this year because of drought, supply chain shortage


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The American Christmas Tree Association last month warned consumers to get their Christmas tree early

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After months of drought and a global supply chain crunch, Costco and other retailers may sell Christmas trees for less this holiday season.

The American Christmas Tree Association told Granthshala Business that shortages are across the industry.


“Costco and all retailers will be affected by reduced tree supplies this season,” ACTA said in a statement. “We anticipate that most retailers that typically sell both live and artificial trees will continue to do so, although they will have limited supplies compared to previous years.”

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ACTA said the short supply could be attributed to extreme weather events in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest and supply chain congestion brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These challenges are real. That said, most American consumers will be able to find a Christmas tree this year,” Acta said.

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American Christmas Tree Association warned consumers To get your Christmas tree early last month.

Jami Warner, director of ACTA, said in a statement, “In 2021, we are seeing a variety of trends impacting the supply of artificial and live Christmas trees across the country, and consumers will be able to find their tree earlier this year. are encouraged.”

Fake Christmas trees are also facing challenges amid a global supply crunch due to economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“We hope everyone who wants a Christmas tree will find their perfect three this year,” Warner said. “If I can give consumers one piece of advice right now, it’s to find and buy your Christmas tree early.”

Costco could not immediately be reached for comment.

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