For this toy store, summer is here, and so are inventory woes
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For Irene Kesselman, owner of Ali Cat Toys in Carrboro, North Carolina, the summer retail season is revving up. And that means plenty of toys for the outdoors, along with plenty of inventory troubles.
“I have a lot of inventory right now,” Kesselman said. “And a lot of that is due to the fact that from the very beginning of the year, I started seeing price increases. And vendors were giving us dates as to when we had to book orders.”
On the flip side, Kesselman is also still dealing with a lot of supply delays and back orders. “I just had a back order today that had a lot of bunnies and lambs that was intended for Easter,” she said. “And now it’s over, so I’m kind of stuck with that.”
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