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Britain’s Boxing Day Falls Short, Weighed Down by Shopping Patterns and Brexit

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Retail foot traffic fell 3.1 percent on Boxing Day in the U.K., declining for the third consecutive year, according to data from Springboard, a provider of insights on bricks-and-mortar retail activity. Springboard, which tracks customers throughout the U.K. using automated technology, said this indicates the lessening in importance of Boxing Day for retail sales. “Over…

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