Jennifer O’Connell, The Irish Times » 

The same pressures may result in empty shelves this Christmas. “We will see inflation, that’s for sure. We’ll see shortages in certain lines of goods, particularly voluminous things. You’ll see furniture stores with empty shelves. And I think the one that parents might be concerned about is toy stores and shelves possibly being empty there.” Goods imported from Asia, “whether it’s Barbies or bouncy castles, you might not be able to get those,” says Alan Holland.