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Led by Clothing Retailers, the Number of Chain Stores in NYC is Shrinking

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.

Led by declines in clothing and footwear stores, the number of chain stores in New York City declined 0.3 percent over the past year, marking the first year-over-year drop in national retail locations since the Center for an Urban Future (CUF) began its annual analysis of the city’s chain retailers in 2007. Backing up anecdotal…

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