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Burlington’s Going Big by Going Small

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.

Despite higher sourcing costs, Burlington Stores Inc.’s fourth-quarter performance topped expectation, and it has big plans for more—but smaller-stores. In a Nutshell: The off-price chain plans to operate 2,000 stores, up from the 1,000-store goal it set during its 2013 IPO. The company cited the success it has had with smaller store formats—part of its…

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