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Urban Outfitters Relies on Air Cargo to Beef Up Inventories

An Urban Outfitters Store Ahead Of Earnings Figures
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Summer’s end appears to be just the beginning of another rash of trade disruptions from Asia to the U.S. and Europe.

The mood among the shippers of ocean freight was summed up Tuesday by Richard Hayne, the CEO of retailer Urban Outfitters: “Our biggest concern right now is actually getting the inventory, not when it’s going to come in or how much it’s going to cost.”