For many of us, the holiday season is a distant thought–a speck on a far-off horizon. But for retailers, the holiday season is front of mind, an all-important, hair-raising, often vomit-inducing, fast-approaching reality. While the rest of the world spends the summer soaking up the sun, retailers are making never-ending to-do lists (and checking them twice!) as they attempt to hit lofty sales goals.

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For many of us, the holiday season is a distant thought–a speck on a far-off horizon. But for retailers, the holiday season is front of mind, an all-important, hair-raising, often vomit-inducing, fast-approaching reality. While the rest of the world spends the summer soaking up the sun, retailers are making never-ending to-do lists (and checking them twice!) as they attempt to hit lofty sales goals.

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