We have been trimming inventory aggressively as we go into these last few months of 2009, for a few reasons.
First, we're trying to free up some cash to fund a whole slew of new projects for 2010, including the pack, new titanium cookware, new apparel, new shelters, new quilts, and yes -- new cocoons!
Second, we're moving our warehouse back to Bozeman in early January. Having it down in California had its advantages (close to port), but was fraught with disadvantages that were frustrating. Not being able to be in the same room as your inventory really bit the big one, for us as inventory managers, and for you as customers who wanted technical info, measurements, etc.
So, I'm excited to bring the goodies back to Bozeman. We're planning on that happening in early January, so you can expect us to pretty much blow everything out during the year end sale Dec 26-31, so I don't have to ship it back.
We've already started the process of stocking up here in Bozeman, so the transition will be pretty seamless.
In addition, we plan on eliminating a lot of the third party products, that didn't sell well anyways, and reinvesting that cash into our own house brands, which I'd really like to KEEP in stock for 2010!