South Dakota retailers coming off a solid holiday shopping season  (Audio)

January 3, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Final numbers aren’t in yet, but it looks like the holiday shopping season met expectations for many South Dakota retailers.

KWAT News talked with Nathan Sanderson, the executive director of the South Dakota Retailers Association…..

Sanderson says it appears more shoppers were looking for a “Made In The USA” label this holiday season….

Sanderson says the supply chain issues of 2021 won’t be going away in the new year…

Sanderson has this advice for consumers…

Sanderson says the demand for workforce ebbs and flows for retail businesses, and he says the workforce shortage will continue to be the “number one challenge” for businesses in 2022.

South Dakota’s unemployment rate is below three percent.