Being a supplier to the trade and having been on both sides of the fence I abhor those small minded operators who will cut down on their stock levels for month-end stock takes. Their main reason being that they've got to protect their food cost (really they mean - less stock to count!) Invariably they end up going to the "shop on the corner" to replenish stock shortages which will definitely spoil their food cost, let alone staff members who have to go and collect such goods, let alone cash disbursements which obviously affects management control. laziness will never be rewarded good results!!!!