Husband and Wife Close New Toy Store Due to Supply Problems: “We Couldn’t Afford Products”

The supply chain crisis and rising prices forced a couple to close their toy store in Connecticut.

“Unfortunately there have been a lot of supply changes. Unfortunately for me and my husband we have to make the decision to close the doors because we couldn’t afford to buy any more products and the prices have really gone up a lot. “said JoJo. Toys and More co-owner Priscilla Gutierrez told “Fox & Friends”.

The couple and business partners started their business on May 20. Eliah Lefferts, co-owner of JoJo’s Toys and More, said it was sad the store had to be closed after being open for just five months.

“That’s the way life is right now, the price has gone up three times. I honestly think that’s just the start. The product is here. It’s just waiting to be distributed,” he said. he said, predicting that the next problem will be whether other products will follow.


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Meanwhile, senior GOP House officials want the American public to know that the White House will “ruin Christmas” if the supply chain crisis is not immediately addressed.

In an internal memo to members of the Republican Study Board, the chairman, Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., Said he wanted to make sure his party explains why donation season might be rare this year. .

“Our job as Republicans is to explain to the American people what the cranky people at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave did to ruin Christmas,” Banks wrote in the memo obtained by Fox News.

The congressman highlighted four reasons he believes the current supply chain crisis plaguing U.S. production is the fault of the Biden administration. Banks have joined a colleague GOP colleagues attributing pandemic-related regulations to disrupted employment capacities and supply chains.


Lefferts said the cost of a trendy and popular toy was $ 3.74, but then climbed to $ 12.99. Lefferts said they stopped ordering it at the end of September.

“It’s three months on average. Maybe even more at this point to get anything. So it’s a tough decision. We had to make that decision,” he said, adding that the The couple still had “joy in their hearts” and relied on their faith to get through this difficult time.

Gutierrez said he opened the store with the dream of passing it on to their young son with autism.

“I came from nothing growing up and it was a dream of mine. It’s sad, we are faithful. We are ready and just waiting for what the Lord has for us.… We just have to move on. C ‘is difficult, ”she said.

Fox News’ Caitlin McFall contributed to this report.

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