As the global supply chain crisis continues, retailers across the Sacramento area are working to meet consumer demand for the upcoming holiday season. It hasn’t been easy. “We’re trying to stay as upbeat as we can,” said Brian Lawrence, president of Emigh’s Hardware Store in Sacramento. “We’re waiting on Christmas trees right now. Hoping they’ll get here in the next few weeks.” The trees, and other holiday goods, have been stuck on cargo ships docked at Los Angeles and Long Beach for months.

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