August markdowns made the difference for merchants:

Retailers benefited more than expected from serious sale pricing in the month of August, with many marking down brand-new merchandise after slower sales earlier in the summer led to worries about the back-to-school season. The move marked a departure for many retailers who had earlier vowed to avoid more deep discounting after recession-era price cuts that ate into profits and trained consumers to expect sale prices.

View Full Article in:

New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Retail

Job Title Company Location
Senior Marketing Manager - Media
Shoe Carnival, Inc.
Evansville, Indiana
Ralph Lauren
New York, New York
Sr. Financial Analyst
Orchard Brands
Beverly, Massachusetts
Customer Insights Manager
The Exchange
AAFES HQ, Dallas, Texas
Branch Manager
Crescent Electric Supply Company
Fort Dodge, IA