Summer and inventory problems are here for this toy store

For Irene Kesselman, owner of Ali Cat Toys in Carrboro, North Carolina, the summer retail season is picking up speed. And that means a lot of outdoor toys, as well as a lot of inventory issues.

“I have a lot of inventory right now,” Kesselman said. “And a lot of that is because early in the year I started seeing price increases. And the sellers were giving us dates as to when we had to book orders.”

On the other hand, Kesselman is also still facing numerous supply delays and backorders. “I just had a back order today that had a lot of rabbits and lambs for Easter,” she said. “And now it’s over, so I’m kind of stuck with that.”

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