overstocking

overstocking
overstock o‧ver‧stock [ˌəʊvəˈstɒk ǁ ˌoʊvərˈstɑːk] verb [intransitive, transitive] COMMERCE
if a business or shop overstocks, or overstocks a part or product, it has more in stock than it needs for production or more than it is likely to sell:

• The shop overstocked in the period before Christmas.

— overstock [ˈəʊvəstɒk ǁ ˈoʊvərstɑːk] noun [countable, uncountable] :

• The company publishes garden and art books and resells other publishers' overstock.

— overstocking noun [uncountable] :

• The new order processing system cuts costs by avoiding overproduction and overstocking.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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