Cost of Freight Shipping Rises, Hurting Retailers (via)

By Adam May — Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Stephanie Clifford for the writes:

The grills shaped like kegs and toolboxes, ordered for a Father’s Day promotion at Cost Plus World Market, arrived too late for the holiday. At the Container Store, platinum-color hangers, advertised in a summer sale catalog, were delivered days after the sale began. At True Value Hardware, the latecomers were fans and portable chairs.