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In this North Carolina toy shop, business is up — including back orders

Jul 9, 2021
Irene Kesselman, owner of Ali Cat Toys, describes how back orders are taking up more of her time.
Ali Cat Toys is a much busier place than it was in 2020.
Courtesy Irene Kesselman

Many companies face a stockpiling dilemma in a pandemic-influenced inventory world

Jul 7, 2021
Stockpiling raw materials has presented a variety of challenges to supply chains, like available warehouse space and shelf life.
Stockpiling requires storage space, which is expensive and in short supply.
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Why business owners are stocking up on inventory

Jun 15, 2021
Supply chain bottlenecks and a booming economy are pushing business owners to create a buffer — even taking out loans to do so.
Many businesses are stocking up on goods to meet customer demands.
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Retailers go "conservative"

Sep 8, 2020
Going into the fall and the holidays, retailers are being cautious about what they buy.
A reopened Urban Outfitters store in Santa Monica, California. Heading into fall, retailers are being cautious about having too much inventory.
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Apparel retailers have an inventory problem

Apr 15, 2020
Clothes are stranded in stores during a normally popular time for shopping.
It might be hard for retailers to sell when malls look like this one did on March 29 in New York.
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Wal-Mart's bottom line hurt by "shrinkage"

Aug 18, 2015
The company is fighting back against the problem of lost, spoiled and stolen inventory.

As year closes, incentives abound on car sales

Dec 6, 2012
With dealers eager to clear their previous model-year inventory, buyers can get decent discounts on prices and interest rates.

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