A series conclusion. As early as September 12, artificial Christmas trees, decorations, and all of the trimmings were for sale at your neighborhood Lowe’s, on display in front of the Halloween and Thanksgiving decor. The early turn for the holiday season isn’t exclusive to hardware stores. A recent report by AdAge cited similar behavior by Williams Sonoma, Sephora, Hanna Andersson, and Pottery Barn. 
Retailers have brought on the holiday cheer early in years past, but we’ve never seen anything quite like this. The supply chain fallout is to blame, and it should serve as an alarm to consumers to take this season’s shopping seriously.
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