Retailers, Clothing Makers Fight Over Lost Margin - Mimiran

Retailers, Clothing Makers Fight Over Lost Margin

After a brutal holiday retailing season, stores are asking clothing makers to pay “markdown” money, to cover margin lost to heavy discounts. The clothing makers say the stores discounted too aggressively, but most have little choice but to pay. When products are viewed as a commodity, intense downward pricing pressure is sure to follow.

The NY Times has the story.

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