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Put Up Your Dukes | Flag Sales Soar, Supply Chains Struggle

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Everyone has been affected by the pandemic of 2020. Service industries are stretched, business supply chains are disrupted, and consumers are on long wait lists.

Flag Effect

At we are in the height of our season with flags sales soaring for Memorial Day and continuing to grow all the way up to Independence Day on July 4th.

Like grocery store shelves during the pandemic, our flag shelves are skimpy of product too. The supply chain problems of 2020 continue. Flag manufacturers are working feverishly to fill the high demand for 3×5 ft. US flags. Our customers who fly 8×12 ft. US flags or larger are on a long wait list for delivery. And if you are a car lot, wanting a 20×30 ft. flag for your 100 ft. flagpole … well, you are on the short end of the stick. Those flags are not expected to be produced until October, at best.

Now that you have been made aware, look around. You will see Landers Automotive without a flag and, as more car dealerships deplete their flag supply, they too will have naked flagpoles. In the back of my mind, I worry. After so long a hiatus from flag flying and care, will some of these customers continue to stay out of the business of flying an American flag?

But There is a Lot to be Thankful for

I’m thankful America stayed strong and, for the most part, bonded together to fight the pandemic. I am thankful our economy is rebounding so well and there is a high demand for goods. And I am thankful for my staff and their sense of humor at combating stress.

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