PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — In a hot tourist season, one clothing store on the Cape said a hampered supply chain is hurting its bottom line.
Storeowner Paul Nesbit opened up his shop, "MATE," about a decade ago, and said he usually can predict how many shirt he'll need to a T.
Not this year, though:
"My biggest sellers, my most popular sizes ... are missing," he said. Sizes Small to Extra Large are all on backorder, and his store has been "crazy busy."
Though he would normally only use one supplier, Nesbit has resorted to using three different ones this year, and just taking whatever sizes they have on hand.
Nesbit estimates the shortage is costing him a full 25% of his business, which relies on the tourist-heavy summer season to generate income. Nesbit did say that despite the shortage, it's been a far better season than last year so far.
WBZ's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports: