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Tariffs Drive Retailers to Blast Out Early Holiday Promotions

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.

The six-days-shorter holiday shopping season isn’t the sole reason why some retailers, Walmart among them, started rolling out deals even before Halloween. Tariffs are to blame, too. Walter Loeb, a former retail analyst and now retail consultant, backs this up bluntly. “Retailers ordered ahead and shipped in advance in anticipation of the implementation of tariffs,”…

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