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At Supplyitall we serve multiple markets and verticals. We have industry specialists trained and experienced to update our team on trends and insights. Our end goal is always to serve you, our partners, with the finest products at the best possible cost. Keeping you well informed, we believe, will continue to strengthen our partnership. Whether you view this page as a cup half empty or an opportunity half full, we promise to share our knowledge with you.

Product, Transportation & Operating Cost Inflation

Following up from our update in May, we want to provide the latest details on cost increase and future speculation.

  • Resin costs have increased 5-7 cents almost every month in 2021
  • Increased wages for drivers and distribution employees combined with a limited workforce pool
  • Rapid and significant increases in inbound/outbound freight, and ocean freight costs
  • Warehouse supply and maintenance increased costs
  • Fleet maintenance and parts increases with limited availability
  • Supplyitall transportation costs are up 33% (employee, fuel, maintenance)
  • Supplyitall inventory value is up 47% (cost of goods on hand)
  • Manufacturer price increases have nearly tripled compared to last year, while the size of increases are close to double digits on average and often greater.
  • Manufacturer announced increases continue for July and August.
  • Most recent Consumer Price Index for May shows an increase of 5%, the highest since 2008 or excluding food and energy since 1992.

Supplyitall’s management team works diligently to mitigate all increases and product shortages from hitting your bottom line and customer experience. We continue to work with alternate manufacturers and research viable substitutes to products in short supply. Our team will never stop working to give you the best product at the best possible price with a transparent view of our business.

Market Instability Update May 2021

1.) U.S. inflation was 2.5 times more in April 2021 than it was in March 2021. This is the largest increase in over 8 years.
2.) Energy prices increased 13.2% in the past 12 months.
3.) Many U.S. businesses are facing worker shortages as the economy starts to reopen.
- i. Economists expect employment pains to continue through 2022.
- ii. Expanded unemployment benefits and Covid-19 fears are keeping many from seeking work.

Top 3 Causes Of Market Instability in March 2021

1.) Resin

All resins have the ability to harden under certain conditions - by mixing with a setting agent, heated, or exposed to light. Such materials are highly viscous liquids before solidifying. The range of synthetic resins is huge and includes resins created from thermoplastics like ABS, Nylon, and Polypropylene. Some of these are referred to as resins only in their liquid form – after curing, they are simply called plastics or elastomers. Some resins after hardening can’t be melted or re-used. Different types of resins exist depending on their chemical compounds which define its properties: silicones, epoxies, acrylics, alkyds, and more.

What is resin material made of?

There is a huge variety of different resin materials, both natural and synthetic. Resins consist of long chains of monomers, which form cross-link bonds during the curing process.

What are the different types of resin?

Typically resins are divided into thermosets and thermoplastics based on whether or not the hardening reaction can be reversed. Widely used thermoplastic resins include ABS, polyethylene, polystyrene, and polycarbonate. Most common thermoset resins are polyester, vinyl ester, epoxy, and polyurethane.

Thermoplastic resins are basically the ones that can be melted and then hardened once cooled. Within the molecule chain of such resins, there are extremely strong bonds between molecules. Thermosets, on the contrary, undergo a non-reversible reaction resulting in a hard end product. It is determined by the process called polymerization or cross-linking which takes place in such materials caused by the use of a catalyst, heat or a combination of the two.

How is resin produced?

Production of artificial resins starts from a so-called cracking process, which means that different types of hydrocarbons are heated up to separate molecules. Then polymer compounds are built in order to create a specific resin.

2.) Winter storms at the end of February severely disrupt Polyethylene & Polypropylene production up to 85%.

The storm forced at least 50 major outages and closures, including most Gulf refineries, petrochemical plants, and steam crackers; all three propane dehydrogenation (PDH) units; and resin reactors accounting for an estimated 80 to 85% of all US polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) production.

3.) Gulf Coast logistics disruption with the complete shutdown of the Port of Houston, rail services, resin warehouses and highways.


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CURRENT PRICE INCREASES BY MONTH

2021 April Price Increase

Manufacturer | Product | Increase | Effective Date

Amtopp - Stretch Film - 8%-10% - 4/1/2021

Bagcraft - Plastic Bags, Window & Poly pned Corrugate Containers, Foils - 6%-15% - 4/12/2021

Berry Plastics -All Products- 8% - 4/26/2021

Burrows - Windowed & Poly-lined Corrugated Clamshells - 9% - 4/12/2021

Burrows - All Other Items - 6% - 4/12/2021

Catering Box - All Products - 10% - 4/1/2021

Conwed Plastics - Plastic Net Bags - 5% - 4/1/2021

DOCC - All Products - 5% - 4/1/2021

East West Label - All Products - 6% - 4/19/2021

Fabrikal - All Plastics & Molded Fiber Products - 8%-20% - 4/1/2021

Folene/Flxtite® - Polyolefin Shrink Films - 8% - 4/1/2021

Freeport - All Products - 4% - 4/19/2021

Genpak - All Plastics & Molded Fiber Products - 12% - 4/12/2021

Heritage - All Liners - 8% - 4/1/2021

Kariout - Aluminum Products - 10% - 4/26/2021

Kariout - Foil Laminated Board Lids - 10% - 4/26/2021

Kariout - OPS Dome Lids - 10% - 4/26/2021

Kariout - Foil Laminated Bags - 10% - 4/26/2021

LK Plastics - All Products - 8% - 4/12/2021

Sabert - All Plastics & Molded Fiber Products - 10%-12% - 4/1/2021

Shamrock - Kraft Products - 8% - 4/15/2021

Shamrock - White Kraft Products - 5% - 4/15/2021

Trinity Plastics - All Liners - 5% - 4/12/2021

Winsight - PP microwave containers and hinged containers - 12% - 4/12/2021

Winsight - PP portion cups - 8% - 4/12/2021

Winsight - Paper/Paperboard/Corrugate products - 6% - 4/12/2021

Winsight - Foil products - 6% - 4/12/2021

Winsight - PET portion cup lids, all PS & PP cutlery - 4% - 4/12/2021

2021 May Price Increase

Manufacturer | Product | Increase | Effective Date

ACS -All Products - 6% - 5/1/2021

Anchor -All PVC Products - 8% - 5/24/2021

CAC -All Products - 5% - 5/1/2021

Disco - All Products - 8% - 5/7/2021

Eatery Essentials -All Products - 9% - 5/1/2021

Edward Councilor - Sanitizing Tablet - 8.5% - 5/1/2021

Elkay Plastics - All Products - 5%-8% - 5/10/2021

Fabri-Kal - All APET Products - 8% - 5/3/2021

Freeport - All Products - 8% - 5/10/2021

Genpak - All Polystyrene (PS/EPS/HIPS) Products - 12% - 5/3/2021

Kari-Out - All Products - 8% - 5/10/2021

Hospeco/Nilodor - All Products - % - 5/24/2021

Impact Products - All Products - 2%-10% - 5/3/2021

Novacart - All Products - 6% - 5/1/2021

O'Dell - All Products - 6% - 5/1/2021

Pactiv - All Aluminum Products - 10% - 5/1/2021

Polar Pak - All Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) - 10% - 5/1/2021

Polar Pak - All Polystyrene (PS/OPS) products - 10% - 5/1/2021

Polar Pak - All Polypropylene (PP) - 14% - 5/1/2021

Shamrock - Kraft Products - 8% - 5/10/2021

Shamrock - White Kraft Products - 6% - 5/10/2021

Shamrock - Merchandise Bags - 8% - 5/10/2021

Shamrock - Ribbons, Bows, Eurototes, Boxes, Cello Bags - 6% - 5/10/2021

Shamrock - Tissue & Giftwrap - 4%-5% - 5/10/2021

Southern Champion - All Products(Except Corrugated) - 5% - 5/30/2021

Southern Champion - Corrugated Products - 8% - 5/30/2021

Stanpac - Plastic Lids - 5% - 5/3/2021

Stanpac - Food Container Combos with Plastic Lids - 2.5% - 5/3/2021

Sterno - Liquid & Traditional Wax - 3% - 5/1/2021

Sterno - Butane Fuel & Lighters - 3% - 5/1/2021

Sterno - Chafing Fuel – Ethanol & Wick - 6% - 5/1/2021

Sterno - Chafing Fuel – Methanol - 4% - 5/1/2021

Sterno - Equipment & Party Sets - 5% - 5/1/2021

Wipes Plus - All Products - % - 5/1/2021

WNA - All Polypropylene (PP) products - 14% - 5/1/2021

WNA - All Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) products - 10% - 5/1/2021

WNA - All Polystyrene (PS/OPS) products - 8% - 5/1/2021


2021 June Price Increase

Manufacturer | Product | Increase | Effective Date

AmeriCare Royal - All Plastic Products(Excluding Straws & Cutlery) - 15% - 6/1/2021

AmeriCare Royal - All Paper - 13% - 6/1/2021

AmeriCare Royal - All Other Products(Excluding Gloves) - 3% - 6/1/2021

AmTopp - All Products - 6% - 6/7/2021

Bedford Products - All Products - 7% - 6/1/2021

Berk Intl - All Products - 6/10/2021

Burrows - All Products - 9% - 6/28/2021

Delta Paper - All Products - 5% - 10% - 6/1/2021

Eco Products - All Products - 7% - 6/1/2021

Genpak - Polystyrene (PS/EPS/HIPS) - 12% - 7/14/2021

Genpak - Polypropylene & (PET) - 6% - 7/14/2021

McNairn - All Foil Items - 10% - 6/1/2021

McNairn - All Other Items - 6% - 6/1/2021

Norshel - Mops - 5% - 15% - 6/14/2021

Oregon Cherry - All Products - 4% - 6/1/2021

Polar Pak - All Touch Branded - 6% - 6/28/2021

Polar Pak - (PET)/(PS/OPS) Products - 9% - 6/28/2021

Placon - LLDPE/PET - 6% - 6/1/2021

Rubbermaid Commercial - Resin Based Products - 9.8% - 6/15/2021

Rubbermaid Commercial - Washroom - 7% - 6/15/2021

Rubbermaid Commercial - Closet & Garage - 8% - 6/15/2021

Rubbermaid Commercial - Other Categories - 9% - 6/15/2021

Seaman Paper - Ecolite & Custom Printed Foodservice Paper - 6% - 6/15/2021

WNA - PET & PS/OPS Products - 9% - 6/28/2021


2021 July Price Increase

Manufacturer | Product | Increase | Effective Date

AmerCareRoyal - All Products(Except Disp Gloves) - 10% - 7/9/2021

AmTopp - Stretch Film Products - 5% - 7/12/2021

3M - All Products - 2% to 5% - 7/1/2021

Bullen - All Branded Products - 5% - 7/1/2021

CFS - All Products - % - 7/31/2021

Cherries - Delsea, Bordeaux, Black Halve - 4% - 7/1/2021

Corby Hall - All Products - 5% - 7/15/2021

Dart - All Products - 8% - 7/1/2021

Delta Paper - All Products(Depending on Grade) - 6% to 12% - 7/19/2021

Easypak - Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) - 6% - 7/26/2021

Easypak - Polypropylene (PP) - 12% - 7/26/2021

Easypak - High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) - 12% - 7/26/2021

Fineline - Select Products - 9% - 7/12/2021

Flavorseal - Flexible Packaging Products - 7% - 7/15/2021

Foldpak - All Products - 8% - 12% - 7/1/2021

Genpak - Molded Fiber Products - 10% - 7/5/2021

Heritage - All Liners - 8% - 7/1/2021

Insinger - All Products - 5% - 7/1/2021

Kari-Out - All Products - 6% - 15% - 7/1/2021

Kerry Select- Select Sprinkles - 7/5/2021

Kraft & Plastic- 8% Surcharge - 7/13/2021

Lyons Magnus- Products in Plastic Bottles - 7/15/2021

Pactiv - All Polypropylene - 8% - 7/15/2021

Plastirun - All Coated/Uncoated - 2% - 4.5% - 7/16/2021

TR Toppers - All Products - +.075/pound - 7/1/2021


2021 August Price Increase

Manufacturer | Product | Increase | Effective Date

Berry Plastics - All Products - 8/2/2021

Berry Global - Plastic Tubs & Lids - 8/2/2021

Dart - Various Product Lines - 5% - 20% - 8/1/2021

DOCC - HDPE Containers - 8.5% - 8/13/2021

DOCC - PET Containers - 3.5% - 8/13/2021

Duro Bag - All Product Minus Plastic Bags - 9% - 8/1/2021

Duro Bag - Plastic Bags - 15% - 8/1/2021

Eco Products - All Prodcuts - 10% - 8/1/2021

Elkay - All Prodcuts - 5% - 8/1/2021

EMI Yoshi - All Products - 10% - 8/2/2021

Fantapak - All Products - 5% - 8/1/2021

Genpak - PS/EPS/HIPS/PP/PET - 8% - 8/16/2021

Genpak - Paper Products - 5% - 8/16/2021

Kimberly Clark - Towels/Tissues/Safety Prod/Wipers - 7% - 8/2/2021

Kimberly Clark - Scientific Products - 25% - 8/2/2021

Kruger - Select Products - 8% - 8/1/2021

Heritage Bag - Virgin Liners - 7% - 8/1/2021

Heritage Bag - Repro Liners - 5% - 8/1/2021

Impact Products - All Proudcts - 2% - 20% - 8/2/2021

HFA - All Products 10% - 12% - 8/2/2021

ISI - All Products - 3% - 6.6% 8/1/2021

Laminated Industries - All Products - 6% - 8% - 8/2/2021

Metro - All Products - 9% - 8/2/2021

Pack'n Wood - All Products - 8/1/2021

Pactiv - All Products - 5% - 12% - 8/1/2021

Pactiv - All Alum Products - 10% - 8/15/2021

Sabert - All Products - 8% 12% - 8/1/2021

Unger - All Products - 5% - 8/1/2021

US Chemical - All Products - 5% to 6% - 8/1/2021

US Chemical - Equipment - 8% - 8/1/2021

WNA - PP, PLA, Cutlery Items - 10% - 8/16/2021


2021 Sept Price Increase

Manufacturer | Product | Increase | Effective Date

Brown Paper Goods - All Products - 7% - 9/1/2021

G.E.T. Enterprises - All Products - 5% - 25% - 9/1/2021

Heritage Bag - Repro Products - 2% - 9/1/2021

Heritage Bag - Virgin Liners - 3.5% - 9/1/2021


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