Using your vendor as a warehouse?
In researching recent federal filings concerning the firearms industry, came across this case in a Pennsylvania court in which an ammo supplier (BBM) received a contract from a sporting goods retailer (Dick’s) in early 2016 to deliver house-branded ammo before November (the Presidental election.)
However, with politics being the way they are and the anticipated rush on ammo sales didn’t materialize, BBM contends Dick’s stalled delivery for a year, therefore keeping it off of the retailer’s inventory and making it more attractive to investors, while it was still readily available — and warehoused at BBM’s expense — should Dick’s suddenly need it.
Shit like that apparently gets you sued.
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