Clothing companies' reactions to the building collapse that killed more than 600 workers comes up short, PR experts say.
Meeting and beating competitors' prices is becoming widespread. How these deals actually work isn't so clear.
For one reason, companies like Wal-Mart and Gap have nixed proposals for independent inspections as being too costly and binding.
The collapse of a building housing several companies is the latest deadly incident involving apparel producers.
Photography company CPI Corp. was crushed by nearly $100 million in debt, leaving employees out of work and customers wondering whether they'll get their orders.
The national vacancy for shopping centers may have dropped, but only those in dense urban areas and wealthy suburbs have prospered.
The bears have been prowling around the electronics and office products companies, while leaving some other retailers alone for a while.
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