Bevboard


Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    3

    Default Out Of Stocks are getting BAD!!

    Has anyone noticed how bad the store Out Of Stocks are? On my route, every store that I go to has multiple OOS situations, it is definitely the worst itís ever been. The store managers and owners are angry! Maybe the layoffs are taking affect..

    Does anyone else notice the same or is it just me?

    I Can't imagine how much revenue is lost.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    101

    Default

    It's been a problem the last 2 months for us with everything. Everyone, everywhere keeps inventory low at the end of the year for tax purposes, and therefore we suffer.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    3

    Default

    Good Point; but it just seems worse this year.
    I feel that so many people have been laid off from both the Distributors and Suppliers that it has become difficult to service the stores properly. My three times a week stores are down to one visit. I am surprised that they did this; they must have seen a decrease in revenue. The distributor I work for is now considering outsourcing the Merchandising Services which would be a great move for my commission!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Ok
    Posts
    1,032

    Default

    It is just that time of year, people do not want to buy anything so they do not have to pay taxes on the items, same as bhamcokeman said. this phase of business usually lasts until the last week or two of Feb. around my parts. The only thing I have noticed that the shelves are barren of are peanut butter products, that doesn't have anything to do with layoffs though.
    If what you did yesterday still looks big, you haven't done much today.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Chicago,IL
    Posts
    4,552

    Default

    Say, regarding out of stocks. My uneducated thought is that
    the bottlers are doing fewer runs due to supply and demand.
    My guess is that they bottle on a strict as needed basis with far
    less warehouse back supply.

    The dates on DP products at least by me, are nearly 2 to 3
    weeks old. I used to get DP that was 4 to 7 days fresh.
    I'm not sure what the deal is??????
    Last edited by Mr Zabe; 01-18-2009 at 01:29 PM.
    Don't worry, be happy. Meher Baba

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •