Weak demand and slimmer retail margins eat into airfreight spend
Concerns over excess inventories at retailers are misplaced: the real issue is weak demand and ...
This piece in The New York Times offers a fascinating insight into the supposed “death of retail”. Traditional retailing may be in the last throes of life, but there is hope for those adapting to the instant gratification offered by e-commerce. Whether this is through using the click-and-collect model or going toe-to-toe with the likes of Amazon, some retailers are finding ways to, at minimum, slow the rate of store closures. In some instances, retailers are in fact increasing their physical footprint. And it seems Target, which famously suffered supply problems a couple of years ago, is leading this assault to reclaim the high street.
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