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The Perils of Perishable Inventory

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

As I hope you know, I own and run a gift basket business,Greenbriar Gift Baskets. Although I am no stranger to retail — I owned and ran a retail "brick & mortar" hobby shop for over 27 years — the addition of perishable merchandise 8 years ago for the gift basket business brought along its own set of perils.

Once I moved my gift basket business to my home, I found out the hard way that air conditioning alone wasn’t enough to keep my stock in good shape. I will be purchasing a dehumidifier of some sort before the muggy weather starts this year! Even though all of the food items are packaged, I was lucky in that only the crackers and hard candies were affected and had to be thrown out.