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Summer retail clearance sales officially begin

DDP/DPA/The Local · 26 Jul 2010, 08:31

Published: 26 Jul 2010 08:31 GMT+02:00

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Clothing retailers in particular will be trying to entice customers to clear their racks for the upcoming season’s fashions during the Sommerschlussverkauf, as it’s known in German.

A spokesperson for the Independent Retailers’ Association (HDE) said that while many stores had already sold a great deal of their summer wear thanks to the heatwave in recent weeks, bargain hunters would still find options.

“Considering this, the selection is still large,” the organisation said.

About two-thirds of Germany’s 400,000 retailers are expected to take part in the annual sale, including furniture, hardware, and electronics stores.

The summer sale lasts for two weeks, and stores now display markdowns voluntarily after the obligatory participation was abolished in 2004.

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20:04 July 26, 2010 by ReaderX
The sad part is that this is supposed to be news. Thanks thelocal.de for letting me know.

Pathetic journalism. I mean really, you run as story talking about some dumb sale.

Is there nothing better to report? Or is this another one of those wasted Practica spots, that German companies are so fond of?
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