At Christmas, increased demand can take you by surprise. There’s nothing worse than running out of stock during peak season, so check your stock against previous summers. You don’t want to over-order or order too little.

During the holiday season, relationships with suppliers are more important than ever. Check in with key suppliers early – they’ll also be dealing with reduced capacity and extra demand.

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