Some Retailers Are Learning to Love Bulked-Up Inventories

Some Retailers Are Learning To Love Bulked-Up Inventories - Medium

While many retailers are discounting, canceling orders and otherwise scrambling to get rid of a glut of goods filling their stores and warehouses, some are embracing their higher inventory levels. 

Merchants including

Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc.,


Cos. and

Walmart Inc.

say the rising stocks signal a recovery from last year’s shortages driven by supply-chain disruptions and put them in a strong position to take advantage of consumer demand this holiday shopping period. 

“We’re really thrilled that we have in stock for Q4 inventory for the first time in a few years that’s going to be robust,”

Lauren Hobart,

chief executive officer of Dick’s, said on an earnings call Nov. 22.

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