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Specialty Retail Faces Several ‘Grim’ Months of Moving Stale Merch, Fighting for Margins

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.

Specialty retailers saddled with mountains of inventory could need as much as six months to clear through this stale merchandise—and competitive dynamics are likely to dictate just how deep product-moving promotions will go when retail reopens. And that’s not all, according to UBS U.S. softlines analyst Jay Sole, who expects retailers will match their peers…

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