trends: December 2008 Archives

Bankruptcy briefs

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Bloomberg report: holiday slump to force closings and bankruptcies; expect a lot of activity in February

Lincoln Logs, an upstate New York home manufacturer (not the toy), to be sold at auction following a failed reorganization

DHP Holdings, parent of Desa Heating, filed chapter 11, plans to wind down operations

Flexible pricing

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Shoppers bring haggling skills to the mall, Retailers are bending their own rules this season to secure sales. Asking for a better return policy, price match, or just a lower bottom line--all have become acceptable in the right situations. This is a stark shift from corporate policy, although for many consumers, it's not much different than simply waiting for an item to go on sale.

Timely Demise tracks the retail industry as it changes with our unprecedented economic environment. By David Wertheimer. Did I miss something? Drop me a line.

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