Sportswear Stock Problems Sportswear Stock Problems
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Posts 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1

    My post count is Majestic

    SueEllen is always on top

    SueEllen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    in the Park
    Posts
    31,304

    Default Sportswear Stock Problems

    UK could face shortage of trainers and leisurewear as Covid fuels surge in demand | Business | The Guardian

    The UK could face shortages of sports shoes, track pants and stretchy leggings as retailers and suppliers struggle to keep up with a pandemic-related surge in demand.

    Retailers and brands said they had been taken by surprise by the level of demand online during the spring and summer as the nation ditched its traditional workwear and changed into something more casual to work from home during lockdown and diverted more spare hours to keeping fit.

    Retailers said buying in additional supplies in time for the autumn had been difficult because many factories in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia had been forced to close, some for several months, in order to control the spread of the virus.
    The Guardian Today newsletter: the headlines, the analysis, the debate – sent direct to you
    Read more

    Running shoes and items worn for leisure as well as sports, such as hoodies, are therefore in short supply.

    Fashion analysis firm Edited said that the number of sportswear items sold out online over the past month had increased by 17% compared with last year and it expected that to rise further should the UK face a second lockdown.

    One specialist online retailer said he was being sent only half or less of the amount of clothing and footwear he had ordered from some brands as they struggled to keep up with demand.

    Neil Primett of 80s Casual Classics said: “There was an immediate panic between February and April [as brands] pulled production. People were talking as if no-one was going to buy but my website was up 200%. Now I’ve got no stock. I’m having to chase what’s available.”

    He said that some brands with which he worked closely were ensuring he got supply but others were struggling to meet his orders.

    One brand owner admitted: “Everybody is scrabbling to get product through.”

    Online fashion retailer Asos said last week it had less stock than usual because of a worldwide shortages of items including sports shoes, jogging bottoms and hoodies.

    The chief executive, Nick Beighton, said Asos was “working hard to make sure we have supply”, but he did not expect the issue to improve until spring because of an “airpocket” in supply caused by factory closures.

    Peter Cowgill, the boss of JD Sports, one of the UK’s biggest sellers of sportswear, trainers and athleisure gear, agreed that some brands were short of stock as they had not anticipated the level of demand. However, he said JD did not expect serious issues with availability.

    He said: “You could argue that we were slightly overstocked [earlier in the year] but that has worked in our favour as we’ve now got stock and brand respect which helps secure more.”

    He admitted that JD had experienced some difficulties in shipping online orders to shoppers but he said this was a result of a reduction in the number of workers on each shift to ensure physical distancing and bedding in automation to help increase deliveries ahead of Christmas and Black Friday.

    [Edited to say: Luckily I stocked up at the beginning of the pandemic.)
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

  2. #2

    My post count is Majestic

    AtW is always on top

    AtW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    57,099

    Default

    Everybody will now get really fat, apart from SueEllen because she practices DOOM in the morning.

    Don’t get fat - get fit like SueEllen!

  3. #3

    Double Godlike!

    ladymuck has reached the peak. Play again?

    ladymuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    12,080

    Default

    Amateurs! What would MF do?

  4. #4

    Godlike

    Zigenare is a fount of knowledge

    Zigenare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    6,218

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Everybody will now get really fat, apart from SueEllen because she practices DOOM in the morning.

    Don’t get fat - get fit like SueEllen!
    You're already ALFF!

    FOAtW!
    Old Greg - In search of acceptance since Mar 2007. Hoping each leap will be his last.

  5. #5

    My post count is Majestic

    AtW is always on top

    AtW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    57,099

    Default

    Some of his usual dirty spekulation probably

  6. #6

    Godlike

    Zigenare is a fount of knowledge

    Zigenare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    6,218

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Amateurs! What would MF do?
    Clothe himself in finest shimmering spandex and ride that biatch until its chain fell off!

    Actually, that's more likely to be Threaded...
    Last edited by Zigenare; 19th October 2020 at 09:15.
    Old Greg - In search of acceptance since Mar 2007. Hoping each leap will be his last.

  7. #7

    Some things in Moderation

    cojak is always on top

    cojak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Look to your right...
    Posts
    20,803

    Default

    You haven't been able to buy cycles since April.

    Mr C regrets dallying with his purchase of a mountain bike earlier in the year.
    "I can put any old tat in my sig, put quotes around it and attribute to someone of whom I've heard, to make it sound true."
    - Voltaire/Benjamin Franklin/Anne Frank...

  8. #8

    More fingers than teeth

    darmstadt is always on top

    darmstadt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    The Eurozone
    Posts
    19,266

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    You haven't been able to buy cycles since April.

    Mr C regrets dallying with his purchase of a mountain bike earlier in the year.
    Maybe 'Del Boy' MF might be able to help out there....
    Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

  9. #9

    Some things in Moderation

    cojak is always on top

    cojak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Look to your right...
    Posts
    20,803

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    Maybe 'Del Boy' MF might be able to help out there....
    Hmm.. he does want two wheels though.
    "I can put any old tat in my sig, put quotes around it and attribute to someone of whom I've heard, to make it sound true."
    - Voltaire/Benjamin Franklin/Anne Frank...

  10. #10

    My post count is Majestic

    AtW is always on top

    AtW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    57,099

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    Hmm.. he does want two wheels though.
    Get him Zwift instead, wheels won't be needed...

Posting Permissions

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