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More retailers turn to discounts to lure shoppers
Target, for example, warned investors of price promotions in the pipeline.
What Tupperware’s money problems say about direct selling
Tupperware's stock tumbled after the company said it needed more capital in order to keep going.
After years of too much or too little, a return to just-in-time inventory
The cycle of shortages and overstocking may be easing, thanks to supply chains restarting in Asia and the cost of storing products.
On Presidents Day, many elect to shop, despite prices
Retail sales were up 3% in January from the month before, but some categories — like building supplies — were mostly flat.
With retail inventories up 17% since last year, expect sales
Retailers' inventories in October were nearly 17% higher than a year before.
With more products on sale, consumers are ready to buy
Retailers are trying to get rid of excess inventory by marking down certain products. That's likely to lure shoppers.
Small-business owners are struggling with their supply chains. But they're more optimistic.
The National Federation of Independent Business reports nearly half of small businesses surveyed raised prices in August.
Retailers' holiday sales strategy this year? Fewer, smaller sales
They're trying to make a profit selling less stuff, but holding the line on prices.
In China, livestream sales flourish in time of COVID-19
Struggling retailers hope livestreaming will provide a lifeline. Aspiring influencers don't always strike it rich.
China's livestream sales: How brands reach consumers during COVID-19
Consumer spending plummeted while people stayed home. But Taobao saw livestream sales sessions double on its app.