Holiday sales look strong so far but at what cost?
from Advertising Age
On the heels of the brisk last-minute shopping frenzy right before Christmas, shoppers were once again out in full force during the post-holiday sales rush, clearing retailer inventories by stocking up on items such as appliances, apparel and electronics. Like much of the pre-Christmas season, retailers had to "pound the sales button" after the holiday to get those clear shelves, said Paul Swinand, equity analyst at Morningstar.
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