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By The Numbers: Inventory and Donuts



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[h3]Inventory and Donuts[/h3]

[dropcap cap=I]f you were to turn the average U.S. jeweler’s inventory into a doughnut, here’s how it would look — stale and mostly inedible. Fresh inventory and fast sellers would account for just a third of all stock.?Remember that $100 of inventory should produce at least $100 of gross profit a year, so inventory that isn’t selling is costing you 100 percent in interest a year.[/dropcap]




David Brown is president of the Edge Retail Academy, an organization devoted to the ongoing measurement and growth of jewelry store performance and profitability. You can contact him at [email protected]

[span class=note]This story is from the December 2008 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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