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Black Friday discounts likely to be on small side


Delays at the border, limited stock and already busy retailers could add up to equal muted Black Friday sales for Kiwi shoppers, retail and distributi­on experts warn. First Retail Group managing director Chris Wilkinson said that while there were still supply concerns for many retailers, the situation was improving. ‘‘But for electronic­s, the big seller for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there could be shortages.’’ National Road Carriers Associatio­n chief executive David Aitken said transport was being pushed to breaking point. ‘‘Worldwide supply chains are in disarray. The current pandemic affects everything, and the transport and logistics sector is in the thick of it. Bigger and better resourced countries have higher levels of critical infrastruc­ture to cope with this, but it does not take much to bring New Zealand Inc to its knees.’’

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