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How much economic value is held with 'stock-on-hand'?

I was visiting a very large market in Asia and a question popped into my head. Globally, what is an estimate as to the annualised economic value of manufactured goods that are listed as stock-on-hand? ...
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Are there any net benefits in reducing/increasing tourist-oriented retail business?

Hong Kong is currently experiencing a slump in foreign tourist-oriented retail sales. Shops selling jewellery, watches, infant formula or Chinese medicine experienced a 25-35% decline YoY in August. ...
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Should a Price Elasticity of Demand model exclude items that sold out or marked down from the original price

Consider a Price Elasticity of Demand model built with linear regression to estimate the Percent Change in Quantity Demanded given a Percent Change in Price specifically for specialty items which have ...
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Number of items per consumer in a period (German supermarkets)

I'm trying to find some figures, however I cannot come up with a correct formulation, or lack of information in this field. I need the statistics of how many items are sold per receipt (avg) in ...
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Data on average/typical retail markups

Can anybody provide a reliable source that gives data on retail markups? My end goal is to make a fairly high-level statement along the lines of "a typical retail markup (across all industries) is X%",...
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Why are lower cost retailers going bankrupt but premium chains are not?

In recent months, there has been a lot of talk of a "retail apocalypse". The increasing purchases on the internet have (supposedly) put pressure on storefront retailers. Payless is declaring ...