Member Brief: Inventory Glut(tony)

Jie Zhang, the professor of marketing at University of Maryland’s School of Business recently explained two key factors that contribute to the current inventory glut facing many retailers. These factors have combined to reduce shipping prices and increase inventories in warehouses as retailers like Nike have invested heavily in reducing exposure to physical retail. The timing couldn’t be worse. These are the four points contributing to the current state of the retail economy according to Zhang:

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