Retailers Rethink Inventory Strategies (WSJ)

Retailers including Home Depot, Target and Walmart are cutting their in-store inventory because of the high cost and their financial challenges. Any reduction in the level of capital tied up in unsold goods frees up resources to invest elsewhere, such as building out online operations or covering wage increases. But destocking isn’t without risk. Bare shelves are a major annoyance to shoppers who take the time to go into stores to shop.

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