US retailers stuck with excess stock offer bargains as holiday season nears


As the holiday shopping season approaches, major U.S. retailers from Dollar General (DG) to Walmart (WMT) and Macy’s (M) could be saddled with too much stock for a second straight year, according to a Reuters analysis, jeopardizing retailers’ profit margins and generating steep discounts for shoppers.

Retailers need to use promotions and discounts to drive traffic to the stores, Telsey Advisory Group analyst Joseph Feldman said. Some are already slashing prices and dangling discounts to clear excess inventory before Black Friday, the start of holiday shopping season.

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