The Retail Squeeze Play

Hartford, James
May 2008
SGB;May2008, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p4
Trade Publication
The article discusses the consumer behavior that challenged growth in average retail selling prices in Middle West. Luxury retailers lose their luster due to increasing prices of fuel and commodities. While consumers look to stretch their dollars, manufacturers and brands are challenged by the demands of an empowered labor force in Asia. The retailer is challenged to provide more value for the consumer as their pocketbook is emptied. The skyrocketing oil prices are pushing materials costs up.


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