In the wake of the pandemic, global supply chains have been disrupted by delays and skyrocketing costs. Major retailers are so affected that some (Dollar Tree, Walmart and Home Depot, for example) have even chartered their own ships.
Local sourcing is therefore becoming increasingly important. American and Canadian retailers prefer the simplicity of sourcing locally rather than from Asia.
Buyers are now looking for local suppliers, either in Canada or in the United States, and the time is right to seize these new opportunities.