As we told you, Americans are expecting their Fourth of July to be back to normal this year, but there may be an issue with one part of the celebration – Fireworks.
Phantom Fireworks, the nation's largest consumer-based retail fireworks company, is warning customers of a potential fireworks shortage this year. This would be the second year in a row of such a shortage. There was a similar shortage last year after COVID-19 canceled public fireworks displays, leading to skyrocketing sales to families wanting to put on their own displays.
Phantom Fireworks is urging folks to shop early for their fireworks supplies this year, noting that supply chains are facing slower turnarounds due to slow global shipments. To accommodate the rush in shoppers they’ve extended hours in their 80 stores around the country and brought in additional staff.