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Business

Mae Anderson

Strategies to avoid scrambling for the most popular toys

It’s that season again, when parents begin the scramble for the next toy their child can’t live without.

While there’s no breakout hot toy for Christmas this year — so far — as parents know, that doesn’t mean the most popular presents will be easy to find. This year, stores are being cautious with inventory, so some toys might be scarce on store shelves when the holidays get nearer.

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