Links to few short news items discuss how COVID-19, and its variants not only caused a global public health nightmare, with store closure and stay at home directives, it created a mounting inventory problem for retailers. In addition glut of used clothes and fash fashion habits are crewting an environmental disaster with global proportion. Africa has becomes world’ dumping ground of used clothes out of the Western world. The tactics available to retailers that are outlined, threaten to exasperate the already-grave situation. News Item 1: Tactics for retailers to manage excess inventory Download News Item 1: Tactics for retailers to manage excess inventory News Item 2: (YouTube Video) Sell, Slow or Dump; Clothing stores wrestle with mountain of stocks (Links to an external site.) Minimize Video News Item 3: (YouTube Video) Environmental Disaster that is Fueled by Used Clothes and Fast Fashion (Links to an external site.) Critically analyze the information contained in news articles. Then write well-thought out answers (about 1-3 pages in length, at least 700 words) to questions listed below: Of the 7 retailer tactics as listed in News Item 1, rank from least to most sustainable. (Offer a brief justification for your ranking of each tactics.) What are the more meaningful alternatives for dumping of used clothes and shipping them off to Africa along with ways to accomplish such alternatives. (Students are encouraged to think outside the box but viable ideas.) What specific actions can supply chain actors (textile/cloth suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, etc.) take in stemming this used clothes problem?
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