Gardners looks to 'predict key trends' as distributors gear up for bumper autumn

Gardners looks to 'predict key trends' as distributors gear up for bumper autumn

Distributors say they are doing everything they can to enable them to cope with the autumn crush, amid concerns from some bookshops about the supply chain's ability to handle hundreds of new releases.

With a well-publicised avalanche of releases on the way, beginning with upwards of 230 trade titles hitting stores on 3rd September, there have been worries the supply chain might be hit in an industry still trying to recover from the effects of lockdown.

Richard Drake, who runs Drake the Bookshop in Stockton-on-Tees, said: “Given the turmoils and troubles the year has thrown up, the supply ...

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