NJ liquor store owners warn supply chain crisis may hamper the holiday spirit

Two New Jersey wine and spirits store owners joined ‘Fox News Live’ on Thanksgiving Thursday warning that the supply chain crisis may hamper the holiday season. 

“Champagne is our biggest issue,” stated Andrea Maranca, a co-owner of Tewksbury Fine Wine & Spirits. “Shortages are crazy and so we’re buying as much champagne as we can so that we can continue to fill our shelves.”

Elisabeth Maranca stated she typically tells clients upfront about the challenge going through the store, citing shortages of glass and tequila as “quite the challenge.”

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She added that exact wines from New Zealand used to take eight weeks to reach. The trucking scarcity, nonetheless, has prolonged that time-frame to so long as 4 to 5 months. 

“It has been a bit of a struggle but we’re tasting a lot of wines and we’re trying to find things we think that the customer’s really going to love,” stated Elisabeth. 

Shipping containers are seen at the container terminal of the port of Oakland, California, U.S., October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Shipping containers are seen at the container terminal of the port of Oakland, California, U.S., October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Several different states have additionally complained of the same scarcity. In Michigan, companies are complaining a few lack of shipments of tequila, specifically, after producers had been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Utah’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Control can also be warning of shortages throughout the holidays, specifically numerous Hennessy cognacs and Patron Silver Tequila, together with Dom Perignon Blanc and Moet Imperial Brut Champagne.

The company instructed FOX 13 that Thanksgiving is often the busiest week for state-run liquor shops, and clients ought to anticipate lengthy traces or to make various alternatives that they may not have in any other case.

U.S. President Joe Biden checks his watch during an event on global supply chain resilience through the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and recovery, on the sidelines of the G20 leaders' summit in Rome, Italy October 31, 2021.

U.S. President Joe Biden checks his watch throughout an occasion on world supply chain resilience by means of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) pandemic and restoration, on the sidelines of the G20 leaders’ summit in Rome, Italy October 31, 2021.
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Lisa Hawkins, Distilled Spirits Council senior vice chairman of public affairs, instructed FOX Business, “The spirits industry, like numerous others, is being impacted by shortages of glass, pallets, containers, and drivers.”

Despite the points plaguing their enterprise, although, Elisabeth and Andrea instructed ‘Fox News Live’ Thursday that they’ve each dedicated to not elevate costs for his or her clients.

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Fox Business’ Breck Dumas contributed to this report.



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