The Holidays Are Approaching. Here’s How Retailers Can Prepare.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has upended supply chains around the globe, forcing companies to rethink the way they manage production, inventories, and virtually every other aspect of operations. And with the holiday season just around the corner, entrepreneurs and leaders at retail companies of all sizes will need to maximize visibility of personnel, assets, raw materials, and cash flow dependencies to ensure they’re able to meet an uptick in demand—which will happen sooner than we think.

In recent years, seasonal shopping has started earlier and earlier, with around 40% of consumers beginning to cross items off their holiday lists before Halloween. As the pandemic persists, retailers should be stocking seasonal inventories well

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