Retailers go "conservative"

Sep 8, 2020
Going into the fall and the holidays, retailers are being cautious about what they buy.
A reopened Urban Outfitters store in Santa Monica, California. Heading into fall, retailers are being cautious about having too much inventory.
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Apparel retailers have an inventory problem

Apr 15, 2020
Clothes are stranded in stores during a normally popular time for shopping.
It might be hard for retailers to sell when malls look like this one did on March 29 in New York.
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Wal-Mart's bottom line hurt by "shrinkage"

Aug 18, 2015
The company is fighting back against the problem of lost, spoiled and stolen inventory.

As year closes, incentives abound on car sales

Dec 6, 2012
With dealers eager to clear their previous model-year inventory, buyers can get decent discounts on prices and interest rates.