What’s in-stock depends on portability — Washington Post

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Supply chain challenges have led shippers to make careful decisions about what gets loaded onto cargo transports. Soft, squishy, and lightweight products are easier to ship, and are thus making it into cargo containers and onto store shelves:

“Now its executives are using that expertise to squeeze as many seasonal offerings as possible into massive metal boxes for ocean transport. They prioritized lightweight and pliable — pillows and throws, wine glasses and plates — and holiday perennials like children’s easels and toys, said Javier Quiñones, chief executive of Ikea U.S. The desks, chairs and home office accessories that were big sellers early in the pandemic are on the back burner until next year.”

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