Overly cautious inventory management threatens 4th quarter sales

Most retailers put together their fall financial plans during the worst of the demand slump last spring. And many of them made commitments to imported merchandise several months ago, before their comp sales showed signs of becoming “less bad.” I have said before that some of the weak sales likely to happen in the fourth quarter will be self-induced. It’s understandable that retailers want to avoid carrying excess inventory into 2010, especially on seasonal goods, but the winners are likely to be the ones with the most nimble supply chain and the ones most alert to opportunistic buys.

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