verb[no object] British
- (Of a retailer) reduce the quantity of stock held: (as noun destocking) a period of destocking is possible as firms respond to lower demandMore example sentences
- Given the state of the telecoms equipment market, it's no surprise to hear that this area was hit by a drop-off in spending and customer destocking.
- Inventory adjustment, or destocking, has also been having a major negative effect.
- Because of the debacle the plaintiff was also compelled to destock and restock twice within a period of a few years, which the court was told was a major financial disaster for any pig farmer.