As far as supply and demand I think a great example is the holidays more specifically Christmas. Toys R Us has announced that it will be hiring 35,000 for the holiday season. Toys R Us will also be opening 350 pop up stores in malls around the country. Toys R Us also bought FAO Schwarz earlier this year. All the preceding things lead to great positioning to lead the market for toy sales. They seem to be creating a monopoly if not control over the majority of the market by purchasing FAO Schwarz and the opening of the “pop up” stores in malls.
I think the main idea behind all of this is to increase demand and increase supply at the same time to make it hard for competitors to compete with their prices and convenient supply of products available all over during the holiday season. Concerning the increase in employees for the season, I believe that is a clear indicator that there are forecasting a large increase in demand for the holidays and they want to be prepared.
I kind of got off track from what my original thoughts. The point is as the holiday’s approach many stores are ramping up on employees to deal with the imminent increase in demand. This might seem like a simplistic post but I thought it was the perfect example of demand and some of its effects on business. Many articles inspired this topic but one I mentioned throughout was “Toys R Us Will Hire 35,000 Holiday Workers”.