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April 11, 2018

Supply disruption big trouble at small firms

  • Severe weather and disasters can cause shortages, as can a manufacturer shutting down or stopping production.
    AP Business Writer

    NEW YORK — When heavy rain pelted Central America, Shane Pliska couldn't get shipments of taupe-colored roses he needed for clients' weddings.

    “Of course, this was the season when everyone wanted champagne- and gold-themed weddings, and the champagne part was all taupe roses,” says Pliska, owner of Planterra, a commercial florist and owner of a wedding venue where the decor is all about flowers and plants.

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