Story originally appeared in the Yahoo! News on the Jan. 27, 2022. Excerpts from the story below. To see the full story visit

“The world went into a deep freeze where demand fell off a cliff for the first half of 2020 due to uncertainty and fears, then the panic buy of essentials and rise of eCommerce and contactless delivery drove unforeseen demand surge that has continued,” said Shri Hariharan, corporate vice president, Blue Yonder, a supply chain management provider.