Rubber bottoms of future L.L. Bean boots are dropped onto a conveyor belt by a robotic arm after the sole came out of a molding machine at a facility in Lewiston, Maine. The Maine-based retailer can’t make enough of its iconic boots to keep up with demand this holiday season.
Rubber bottoms of future L.L. Bean boots are dropped onto a conveyor belt by a robotic arm after the sole came out of a molding machine at a facility in Lewiston, Maine. The Maine-based retailer can’t make enough of its iconic boots to keep up with demand this holiday season. Robert F. Bukaty Associated Press
Rubber bottoms of future L.L. Bean boots are dropped onto a conveyor belt by a robotic arm after the sole came out of a molding machine at a facility in Lewiston, Maine. The Maine-based retailer can’t make enough of its iconic boots to keep up with demand this holiday season. Robert F. Bukaty Associated Press

L.L. Bean rushes to keep pace with demand for boots

December 04, 2014 1:26 PM