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Less to choose from

Retailers reduce inventories after being stuck with glut last year

ON THE FLOOR - Deanna DiMarzio and son Kenny of Pawtucket, R.I., strolled the same JCPenney store. The company has cut its supply of goods on hand by nearly 14 percent. ON THE FLOOR - Deanna DiMarzio and son Kenny of Pawtucket, R.I., strolled the same JCPenney store. The company has cut its supply of goods on hand by nearly 14 percent. (Bill Greene/ Globe Staff)
By Jenn Abelson
Globe Staff / October 20, 2009

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Shoppers willing to pry open their wallets may find a surprise on the shelves this season: not as many brands, a diminished palette of colors, and fewer deep discounts. (Full article: 893 words)

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