Factory outlets versus full-priced stores

Do factory outlets cannibalise a retailer’s full-price stores? Cannibalisation is a concern for just about any growing retail chain. I don’t mean cannibalisation in the Hannibal Lecter sense, of course, unless the retailer is unwise enough to open in the vicinity of a large man-eating population. Rather, I refer to the risk that one store is weakened by the opening of a new one – or new ones – by the same retailer. Some retailers have accepted cannibalisation as the price they pay for do

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