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be out of stock

To be not currently available to purchase (in a store) due to being sold out. Sorry, sir, that brand is currently out of stock. We should be getting some more on Monday.
See also: of, out, stock
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Reasons included delays in delivery, depot being out of stock, orders reduced by the district depot and shortage of vehicles to collect vaccines.
Management issues are significant, and relate to: supervision that fails to anticipate and address stock-outs; stock management and timing of stock orders; the district depot being out of stock and reducing orders; delays in delivery; ineffective emergency ordering systems; and human resources for pharmaceuticals.