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    EPISODE 35 OF THE FARMING SOCIAL HUB PODCAST

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Toy shops warn buy now for Christmas as ports play down supply concerns

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Toy shops warn ‘buy now’ for Christmas as ports play down supply concerns

The comments come after a number of sectors have reported short-term issues with stock

Toy retailers are warning of Christmas shortages and higher prices as the boss representing UK ports played down concerns about supply chains, saying there is “no need to panic”.

Asked about suggestions that people should be buying their Christmas presents now to avoid disappointment, UK Major Ports Group chief executive Tim Morris says “Our view would be that there’s no need to panic.

“The global supply chains are very busy, but they’re pretty robust.

“There’ll be short term some fluctuations, but retailers, their suppliers, all the logistics companies that work in between the manufacturing and the sales side will be working really, really hard to keep supplies moving.

“We managed it successfully last Christmas and we’re confident that it will happen again this Christmas, and that’s what I’ve told my kids.”

But Robert Gliddon, owner of Gliddons Toy Shop in Sidmouth, Devon, urged consumers to “buy now” to avoid Christmas disappointment amid fears that ongoing supply chain problems will result in higher prices and empty shelves.

He said: “It’s not just shortages – you’ve got to face the reality of price rises, anything from 10% to 15% on anything from across the seas.”

He advised consumers: “If you see it, buy it, and be prepared to pay more before Christmas.”

Mr Gliddon said his shop is currently well stocked as a result of heavy ordering over the last two months in anticipation of supply issues in the run-up to Christmas, when demand is heaviest.

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