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  • n. The process of reducing inventory or of stocking less.
  • v. Present participle of destock.; to reduce stock or inventory.


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  • We also endured a savage but shortish episode of "destocking" - where retailers and manufacturers sold from stock as they adjusted to lower demand rather than placing new orders with factories and suppliers, exaggerating decline.

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  • At the same time, Oxfam and AREN are doing a "destocking" for animals weakened by the lack of food and water.

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  • Such "destocking," as it's known, has hurt Campbell in recent months.

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  • In the U.S. the two phenomenon which I think you've been generally hearing from other companies and our market place is that we did have two phenomenon; destocking, meaning lower inventory levels carrying in 2009, than has historically been seen and some anticipatory buying by patients who are doing well on Nexavar and pulling that prescription forward in 2008.

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  • So, do you ever had any issue with retailer's kind of destocking inventory, we hear a lot about retailers focusing on cash flow coming out of the holidays?

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  • The poor GDP figures can likely be attributed to consumers deciding to pay down debt as opposed to spending on the High St and businesses as a result have been 'destocking'; running down bloated reserves of goods and not ordering more until certain levels have been reached.

  • To the headwinds of kind of destocking, we also had the lost output from our forging out of outages.


  • CFLP analyst Zhang Liqun said a potential easing of inflation expectations and the possibility of a pick-up in destocking will both add to the economic slowdown.

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  • "In Europe, everyone is destocking as the economic conditions get worse, and in the U.S., people are restocking as the economic conditions look to be getting better."

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  • "Even though we had a bit of a build here, we're still in an overall destocking trend," said Dominick Chirichella , an analyst at the Energy Management Institute.

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