Afflicted by recession and consumer behavior ranging from frenzied to dismal, Southeast retailers are scrambling to stay afloat.
Store owners are adopting various tactics, like adjusting spring budgets and buying strategies, bolstering customer service, managing inventory more carefully and, in some cases, assuming financial losses and fine-tuning core business in hopes of recovery.
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