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Warm Weather Wrecking Seasonal Retail

It’s been unseasonably warm in the eastern parts of the U.S. and oddly chilly on the west, and the flip-flopped temps have made for bad bottom lines at businesses selling winter gear.

Philadelphia and Boston have experienced up to 15 straight days of above normal temperatures, as has New York, which may even see Christmas Eve temps in the mid-60s.

That warmth naturally translates to fewer sales of heavy coats, winter boots and cold-blocking accessories, which means stores will still have stock of the stuff until it gets sold off in January—likely at clearance prices.

Read more at Sourcing Journal.

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