For months now, across the country, outdoor furniture order delays have been running between 14 to 20 weeks. Now, these delays are extending even longer as early buy orders for next spring are thrown into the mix. Expected delivery dates are getting pushed and pushed again. Casual furniture manufactures interviewed by the Associated Press say they expect the supply squeeze to last until 2022 or even 2023. This is causing frustration among both retailers and consumers to rise.
Outdoor furniture is out of hibernation! Preparing your outdoor areas for use after winter can be quite an overwhelming task, especially if you’ve invested in furniture that you really love. Are you sure it’s getting the specialized treatment that it deserves, and the care that it needs to last? It’s easy enough to wipe
There are many positives to globalization, but a negative is that when something goes wrong on one side of the world, the issue can ripple throughout multiple countries in unexpected ways. Quite literally, a storm over the Pacific Ocean that results in cargo being lost at sea can lead to a restaurant in the United States experiencing extreme delays when waiting on their new patio furniture to arrive. It’s likely that someone in the U.S. who is expecting furniture to be delivered in a timely and affordable manner would not immediately think that problems in China would be crushing those expectations, but that’s exactly what’s happening right now.
From local fine dining restaurants to chain quick-service restaurants, the coronavirus pandemic has affected the entire industry. Some, especially those with funds, have used this as a time to innovate. Others are looking ahead to colder months and simply trying to figure out how to keep their doors open through the winter.
Why just have a pool when you could have an outdoor oasis? As much as people love to take a dip or dive right in, there’s something just as special about relaxing poolside. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that water views create a sense of calm. By furnishing the outdoor space that surrounds your pool, you’re allowing people to enjoy this serenity without even having to get wet.