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Inside retail's 2023 holiday season

Just as retailers were attempting to recover from the challenges of the pandemic, another quandary has reared its head: inflation. Consumer demand has cooled and retailers are desperately trying to put a dent in the industry-wide, record-high inventory surplus rather than aggressively acquire it.

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  • Holiday spending to increase 3.7%: Mastercard
  • What’s working for — and against — retailers heading into the holidays?
  • Amazon to hire 250,000 people for the holidays
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Davide Savenije Editor-in-Chief at Industry Dive.