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Description:  The number of out-of-stock toys is increasing at the websites of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), Target Corp. (TGT) and Sears Holdings Corp.’s (SHLD) Kmart chain while Inc. (AMZN) remains almost fully stocked, according to a Bloomberg Industries analysis.


Date: 12/09/2011


Questions for discussion:

  • Why is out-of-stock so critical for management and financial planning in particular?
  • What does this report suggest about future growth and customer behavior at these companies?

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