Transportation and warehousing data shows second month of growth. Firms try to fine-tune planning in wake of supply chain snarls.
For this toy store owner, the biggest challenge right now is prepping for the holidays.
Over the last year, many retailers have been successfully using discounts to purge their excess inventories. Now, retailers might use discounts to lure skittish consumers.
Businesses spent 2022 offloading a glut of inventory, but — in a good sign for the economy — they’re starting to carry more products now.
Manufacturers surveyed by the Institute for Supply Management said that their clients’ inventories shrank in June. But how low is too low?
The cycle of shortages and overstocking may be easing, thanks to supply chains restarting in Asia and the cost of storing products.
We spent despite being whipsawed by economic news. Raises and slowing inflation helped.
Especially those closely tied to the housing market.
The economy grew, but not as much as expected. Some parts of the economy are slowing, but not as much as expected.
Retailers' inventories in October were nearly 17% higher than a year before.