December 6, 2021

Toy stocks down. Toy Intelligencer Toy Stock Index -6%. (See Toy Stock Index page for more detail).


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Out of the top seven movies at the domestic box office in 2021 have been Marvel movies for which HAS holds the master toy license. However, this really has not seemed to help business — none of these movies (Shang Chi, Venom, Black Widow, Eternals) are very “toyetic.

Gerrick Johnson

"Toy Scout Report"

November 20, 2021

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The number of container ships headed for the busiest U.S. port complex has risen to close to 100 under a new counting method, underscoring the magnitude of the economy-restraining logjam that the Biden administration is trying to help alleviate.

"U.S. Ship Logjam Stretching Far Into Pacific Is Longer Than Ever"

Bloomberg Report

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The Federal Trade Commission has ordered the following retailers to provide answers to questions regarding the supply chain logjam: The orders were sent to Walmart, Amazon, Kroger, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Associated Wholesale Grocers, McLane Co., Procter & Gamble , Tyson Foods , and Kraft Heinz.


Here is a list of the questions:


Primary factors making it difficult to obtain, transport and distribute their products.
The impact disruptions are having in terms of delayed and canceled orders.
Increased costs and prices.
Products, suppliers and inputs most affected.
Steps the companies are taking to alleviate disruptions.
How they allocate products among their stores when they are in short supply.