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Rise in Inventory Levels Ahead of Tariffs Could Indicate Gross Margin Problem Later

Rivet's 2020 Denim Circularity report takes a deep dive into how the global denim industry is plotting its circular future amidst a worldwide pandemic.

Retailers looking at different ways to mitigate the impact of rising tariffs have been stocking up on inventory to avoid passing along the increase to customers just as sales have been on the decline. And that’s a strategic move that could have at least one unintended consequence. UBS analyst Jay Sole said inventory growth at…

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