It is apparent that buyers must maintain a sufficient amount of inventory to meet consumer demands and turn a profit for the retailer. Therefore, why do you think a buyer would need to monitor stock levels? Why is it important for retailers to carry more inventory than the amount they need to meet planned sales goals for each month? Optional Source: Clodfelter, R. (2018). Preparing Buying Plans. In Retail Buying: From Basics to Fashion (pp. 171–192). New York: Fairchild Books.